Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation

 

MLO and Affiliated Insurance Producer-MLO Fingerprint Instructions: MD and NMLS

 

Maryland Mortgage Loan Originator and Affiliated Insurance Producer-Mortgage Loan Originator licensee applicants need to submit fingerprints for a Federal background check and a State background check. The Federal criminal background check MUST be submitted via the NMLS.

FEDERAL BACKGROUND CHECK

As a new license applicant, you must submit fingerprints using the NMLS process for a Federal criminal history check. The Federal criminal background check MUST be submitted via the NMLS. Please visit the NMLS Resource Center for more information concerning federal criminal background check processing.

STATE BACKGROUND CHECK

Fingerprints must also be submitted to the Criminal Justice Information System ("CJIS") Central Repository of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to conduct a State criminal history check. The State criminal background check is NOT operational through the NMLS and must be completed separate from the Federal criminal background check.

After the license request is submitted, a fingerprint card will be sent to the applicant. However, the applicant may either visit a livescan vendor (if applicant is in the state of Maryland) or submit the completed fingerprint card to CJIS.

If you are:

IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, you may visit a Maryland livescan vendor (Livescan Pre-registration Application - Word document, download Word viewer for free) to have the fingerprints submitted electronically. Electronic (or livescan) fingerprinting usually results in a much quicker response time. Visit the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correction Services webpage for a list of providers that are authorized to submit fingerprints directly to CJIS for the purpose of obtaining a State criminal history record check.

  • You must provide this agency's name (Commissioner of Financial Regulation), authorization number (9700081215), and ORI number (MD920370Z).
     
  • You must show a valid form of government picture identification. (Examples: driver's license, Certificate of Naturalization, passport, Alien Registration Card, or Military Identification).

Contact providers to determine the method of payment, hours of operation, the total cost, and whether appointments are necessary.

**Please note many of the providers on the Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correction Services webpage provide federal submissions as well. However, federal submission through these sites may NOT satisfy SAFE and should not be used for the Federal criminal background check, unless you have confirmed through the NMLS federal background check process. Visit the NMLS Resource Center for more information concerning Federal criminal background check processing.**

OUTSIDE THE STATE OF MARYLAND, you must use the fingerprint card provided by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.

** Be aware that using the fingerprint card request is discouraged for in-state applicants, because the process is materially slower.**

  • Complete all the demographic information on the front of the fingerprint card. Failure to complete the card will result in the rejection of the card and delay the criminal background check process.
     
  • You must provide this agency's name (Commissioner of Financial Regulation), authorization number (9700081215), and ORI number (MD920370Z).
     
  • You must show a valid form of government picture identification. (Examples: driver's license, Certificate of Naturalization, passport, Alien Registration Card, or Military Identification).
     
  • Forward the completed fingerprint card and the required fees to CJIS, P.O. Box 32708, Pikesville, Maryland 21282-2708.

Contact providers to determine the method of payment, hours of operation, the total cost, and whether appointments are necessary.

 

DLLR - ELECTRONIC LIVESCAN FINGERPRINTING LOCATION

The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation ("DLLR") is an authorized CJIS livescan fingerprinting location.

 
Location: DLLR - Commissioner of Financial Regulation
500 N. Calvert Street, Suite 402
Baltimore, MD 21202
For directions, go to Mapquest
 
Phone: 410-230-6097 or 1-888-784-0136, and press 6 for receptionist
 
Hours of Operation:  WALK-INS ACCEPTED
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 2:30pm
(Closed on designated State holidays)
 

Prepare for your appointment:

  • Please bring proper payment in the form of check or money order made payable to the Maryland Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation.
  • Bring any form of government issued photo identification from the list below.
      1. Current driver's license;
      2. Certificate of Naturalization;
      3. Valid Passport;
      4. Alien Registration Card;
      5. Military Identification; or
      6. Identification issued by state, federal, or local government.

DLLR - FINGERPRINTING FEES

ALL fingerprinting and criminal background record check fees must be paid by check or money order. Cash will not be accepted.

 
Full Background Check (State and FBI)
     authorized agencies only
     child care volunteers
 
$57.25
$56.00
State Background Check
      with gold seal
$38.00
$39.00
 
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