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FAQ: Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken in VA?

Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken in VA?

The Real Estate Board requires all applicants to submit a set of fingerprints to the Virginia Central Criminal Records Exchange for the purpose of conducting a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check.
The Board will use your criminal history check to verify that you have fully disclosed any past criminal activity on your Salesperson License Application.
If there are any discrepancies between your criminal history check and your license application, the Board may deny your application.

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

​There is a standard $52 fingerprinting fee that may be payable by money order, cashier's check, VISA or MasterCard. The payment includes the State processing fee of $27 and the PSI processing fee of $25.

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

​It may take up to 4 to 6 weeks to process your fingerprints and have your criminal record check sent to the Virginia Real Estate Board.

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

​Even if you do not live in Virginia, you are still encouraged to get your fingerprints taken as a Virginia PSI testing location. You must contact the Virginia Real Estate Board if you cannot be fingerprinted at a Virginia site.

When do I have to get my VA fingerprints taken?

Your fingerprints cannot be older than 45 days from the day the Real Estate Board receives your criminal history record to the day the Board receives your license application. For this reason, we recommend waiting to get your fingerprints taken until right after you fully pass the Virginia state licensing exam.

What does the Board do with my fingerprints?

​Your fingerprints will be electronically transmitted to the Virginia Central Criminal Records Exchange where a state and national criminal history record will be conducted. The Board will use your criminal history record to verify that you have fully disclosed all past criminal activity on your license application.

How do I get my fingerprints taken in Virginia?

You will be electronically fingerprinted at the PSI testing center after you pass the Virginia state licensing exam. Even if you live outside of Virginia, you are still highly encouraged to get your fingerprints taken at a Virginia PSI testing location, as this will speed up the mandatory background check process.

Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken in VA?

​The Real Estate Board requires all applicants to submit a set of fingerprints to the Virginia Central Criminal Records Exchange for the purpose of conducting a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check.

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