n/a30 Posted October 25, 2007 Report Share Posted October 25, 2007 This might be the wave of the future. Inspectors and other tradespeople may be next. Fingerprint Requirements Anyone applying for or renewing a broker or salesperson license on or after January 1, 2008 must get fingerprinted in connection with the application. Fingerprints are required so that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) can conduct a criminal history check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). A criminal history check will be conducted on every applicant for a license and every time a real estate salesperson or broker license is renewed. Once fingerprints are on file with DPS, a licensee will not need to be fingerprinted for subsequent renewals. Fingerprints that an applicant or licensee may have submitted for any other reason, such as previous employment or for a state issued license, will not be acceptable for TREC licensure. You will need to schedule your fingerprint appointment on the web or by telephone. The fingerprints must be in the FBIÃ¢â¬â¢s required format and must be taken at an authorized DPS site. Currently, there are 70 locations statewide where electronic fingerprints can be taken. If you are renewing your license, you should get your fingerprints taken at least ten (10) days before your license expiration date to avoid any renewal delay and assure continued licensure. If you fail to get your fingerprints taken before your license expires, you will have to submit a late renewal application form and pay a higher fee to get a new license. If you are applying for a license, you must get your fingerprints taken within 6 months of the date of you first applied or your application will terminate. TREC cannot issue or renew a license until it has confirmation that your fingerprints have been submitted to DPS in the required form. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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