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FAQ: Why do applicants have to get their fingerprints taken in Missouri?

Why do applicants have to get their fingerprints taken in Missouri?

Any individual who is applying for a real estate license in Missouri must be fingerprinted before submitting a real estate application for licensure to the Missouri Real Estate Commission. Each real estate license applicant must have their fingerprints taken by a vendor approved by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The purpose of having an applicant take their fingerprints is for the MREC to order a criminal history background check.

Anyone who refuses to have their fingerprints taken will not be eligible for a Missouri real estate license.

Note: an applicant, when signing the Missouri real estate license application, agrees to the following:

· The applicant's fingerprints will be used to help check the criminal history of the applicant.

· This criminal history will be made available to the Missouri Real Estate Commission for review so the commission members can appropriately evaluate a real estate license applicant’s eligibility.

· Information may be stored in Missouri State Highway Patrol or the FBI’s files for other purposes pursuant to the Federal Privacy Act and state law.

· Future arrests may be shared with the Missouri Real Estate Commission.

Additional information is available from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division at 573-526-6153. The criminal background search results can take anywhere from 3 to 5 days to be processed and sent to the Missouri Real Estate Commission.

Applicants, when having their fingerprints taken for a real estate license application, are advised to hold onto the receipt provided (which includes a TCN #) because a copy of this receipt can be submitted with the Missouri real estate license application to help avoid processing delays. The TCN # and receipt can be used to obtain the status of the fingerprint background search. A copy of the fingerprinting receipt should be submitted, with the application, to the Missouri Real Estate Commission.


Related Questions

How long will it take for the MREC to receive my fingerprints?

The background search result can take anywhere from 3 to 5 days to be received by the Missouri Real Estate Commission from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

How much does it cost to get my fingerprints taken in Missouri?

The cost for fingerprinting in Missouri is $41.75. This fee is split as follows: · The fee to IDEMIA is $8.50. · The fee to the FBI is $13.25. · The fee to the Missouri State Highway Patrol is $20.00.

How and where can I get my fingerprints taken if I'm not a resident?

An out-of-state real estate applicant must have their fingerprints taken by the local law enforcement agency through the process known as Cardscan. This agency will forward the fingerprints directly to IDEMIA. IDEMIA forwards these prints to the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the FBI.

When do I have to get my Missouri fingerprints taken?

Any individual who is applying for a real estate license in Missouri must be fingerprinted prior to the submission of a Missouri real estate license application. If fingerprints are somehow illegible, an applicant may be asked to come back to retake their fingerprints.

Why do applicants have to get their fingerprints taken in Missouri?

Any individual who is applying for a real estate license in Missouri must be fingerprinted before submitting a real estate application for licensure to the Missouri Real Estate Commission. Each real estate license applicant must have their fingerprints taken by a vendor-approved by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

How can I get my fingerprints taken in Missouri?

Applicants for a MO real estate license must first register with MACHS – Missouri Automated Criminal History Site. When contacting MACHS, the applicant must provide the MREC’s four-digit authorization number, 0004, which essentially authorizes and directs the MSHP to forward the criminal history results to the MREC.

What does the Missouri Real Estate Commission do with my fingerprints?

The Missouri Real Estate Commission reviews the results of the criminal background check to determine if the real estate license applicant meets state eligibility requirements.

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