PricingWhy use usBlog

Contact UsStudent Login

Share
or
Save

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

Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken?

According to section 1101.3521 of the Texas Real Estate License Act, anyone applying for a Texas real estate license must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. This helps ensure candidates meet TREC’s qualifications for “honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity”.

All fingerprints must be taken at a MorphoTrust location. Your fingerprints are then transmitted to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the FBI for criminal history background checks.

Related Questions

How do I get my background check done?

Your background check will be performed by TREC after your fingerprints are taken. Once your fingerprints are taken at a MorphoTrust location, they are electronically transmitted to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the FBI for a criminal history check.

Why is a background check needed to get a Texas real estate license?

All license applicants must meet TREC’s qualifications for “honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity”. TREC performs a background check to verify that you meet their requirements.

How do I get my fingerprints taken?

You must schedule a fingerprint appointment at any MorphoTrust location in the State of Texas. You can make a fingerprint reservation by calling (888)467-2080, or through TREC’s website. You should make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken?

According to section 1101.3521 of the Texas Real Estate License Act, anyone applying for a Texas real estate license must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. This helps ensure candidates meet TREC’s qualifications for “honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity”.

Can't find your answer?

Get in touch

A Simple and Affordable Way
To Get Your
  • New York
  • California
  • Texas
  • Pennsylvania
  • Michigan
  • Virginia
  • Georgia
  • New York

Real Estate License

Change careers or earn extra income on the side

REAL ESTATE LICENSES FROM

$395$99

CHOOSE YOUR STATE

61 People viewed this course
in the past hour
7 People purchased a RealEstateU® course
in the past hour
Verified by Stripe
3 months ago J said
"I will recommend this to others."
5965 People viewed this course
in the past week
1088 People purchased a RealEstateU® course
in the past week
Verified by Stripe
5 months ago Gretta said
"The start up was simple"
2 months ago Carisma said
"I purchased it for my spouse."
178 People purchased a RealEstateU® course
yesterday
Verified by Stripe
a month ago Eric said
"Easy to get in! Content is good!"
115 People viewed this course
in the past 2 hours