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All candidates wishing to apply for a Colorado real estate broker’s license, appraiser’s license, appraisal management company license or a mortgage loan originator’s license or community association managers licensee must submit to a criminal history background check. Prior to submitting an application, each applicant must submit a set of fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the purpose of conducting a Colorado and national fingerprint-based criminal history background check utilizing records of CBI and the FBI.
The applicant will pay a fee, established by CBI, for conducting the fingerprint-based background check. The fee will be paid to CBI. Upon completion of the background check, CBI will forward the results to the Division of Real Estate.
Contact CBI to verify cost.
Option1 (Electronic Transfer)
Utilize an electronic transfer of fingerprints and identification information directly to CBI. The providers listed below will collect the CBI fee and transmit the fingerprint data and identification information to CBI. This process does not utilize a paper fingerprint card. However, when you are asked by the person taking your fingerprints, you will need to know the identification information described below in the Additional Information section.
Option 2 (Fingerprint Card with Electronic Transfer)
Use the fingerprint card # FD-258 and utilize an electronic transfer of fingerprints onto the card. See Additional Information below for availability of card #FD-258. Leave the identification information area of the fingerprint card blank until the person taking your fingerprints asks you to furnish the information. You must complete all fields on the fingerprint card. Afterward, you will need to either mail or deliver the completed fingerprint card to CBI along with the fee. See CBI contact information above.
The following County Sheriff Departments will electronically transfer fingerprints onto the fingerprint card. You will need to contact them for hours of operation and payment information:
You will need to also fill in the following spaces on the fingerprint card with the following information:
Discrepancies on your Colorado arrest record can be challenged and corrected by contacting CBI or by calling the Identification Unit at (303) 239-4208. Additional information is available on CBI’s website.
Discrepancies with records from the FBI or relating to another state may be challenged through the FBI. Information, including the information listed below, can be found on the FBI website at www.fbi.gov. The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests. Only you can request a copy of your own identification record. The FBI offers two methods for requesting your FBI identification record or proof that a record does not exist.
Submit your request directly to the FBI.
Submit your request to an FBI-approved Channeler (a private business that has contracted with the FBI to receive the fingerprint submission and relevant data). The Channeler will collect the associated fee(s), electronically forward the fingerprint submission with the necessary information to the FBI CJIS Division for a national criminal history background check and receive the electronic background check result for dissemination to the individual. Contact each Channeler for processing times.
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