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FAQ: What does the Commission do with my fingerprints?

What does the Commission do with my fingerprints?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement keeps the criminal results from each applicant’s fingerprints for six months, starting from the date the fingerprints were collected.

You are encouraged to submit your initial license application to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation about five days after you have submitted your fingerprints. This will allow enough time to resolve any application deficiencies prior to the expiration of the criminal history results.

The DBPR keeps the results of your fingerprints for one year from the date the digital fingerprints were electronically received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement retains the applicant’s fingerprints for only 180 days. If a candidate’s fingerprints have expired at the time the licensing application is submitted to the DBPR, they will be required to submit fingerprints again.


Related Questions

How do I get my fingerprints taken if I'm not a Florida resident?

Pearson VUE has many locations across the United States and offers testing on U.S. military bases as well. You can find the closest test center using their online search feature. Pearson VUE also allows you to take the exam online with a remote proctor, using a computer, microphone and webcam.

Why do I need to have my fingerprints taken for a Florida license?

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) requires fingerprints from each sales associate applicant in order to perform a background check as part of the approval process.

How do I get my fingerprints taken in Florida?

You may use any Florida Department of Law Enforcement-approved Livescan Service Provider to submit your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. You will need to provide the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number to the provider when you submit your fingerprints.

What does the Commission do with my fingerprints?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement keeps the criminal results from each applicant’s fingerprints for six months, starting from the date the fingerprints were collected.

When do I have to get my Florida fingerprints taken?

You should complete the fingerprinting process prior to applying for your license. This provides the Florida Real Estate Commission enough time to complete their background check prior to determining your approval for taking the state exam.

How long does it take for the FREC to receive my fingerprints?

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation encourages candidates to obtain fingerprints through an approved Livescan Service Provider at least five days prior to submitting an application for a real estate license.

What does it cost to get my fingerprints taken in Florida?

The cost of obtaining a copy of your fingerprints in Florida varies depending on the vendor chosen from the Livescan Service Provider list. Each fingerprint vendor has the option to set the price for their fingerprint services. Typically, the cost ranges from $50 to $80.

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