Criminal Background Check (CBC)
Any person looking to acquire their mortgage loan originator license (MLO) will need a criminal background check performed through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS.)
Live Scan (electronic) $36.25 CBC Processing Fee
Paper Card Capture* $36.25 CBC Processing Fee
$10.00 Card Packet Fee
*The NMLS states paper card capture cost more due to manual processing of fingerprints.
Steps for Completing Criminal Background Check:
Step 1: Pay for a Criminal Background Check
Do you have an NMLS account yet? If not you will need to set this up at www.nationwidelicensingsystem.org If you already have one sign in and follow the steps below.
- Click on the “Composite view” tab
- Then select “View Individual” in the sub menu
- Once here, select “view criminal background check request” on the left menu bar
Here you will need to pay for the background check, once this is done you will be able to schedule your appointment for fingerprinting.
Step 2: Schedule a Fingerprinting
You will need to setup an account with fieldprint before you can schedule an appointment. At the time of scheduling an appointment, you must have valid, unexpired, government-issued photo identification. Once setup with an account the MLO will be able to:
- Check their appointments status
- Re-schedule their appointment
- View and print their receipt
If you have problems or questions with the system they have a customer service line that can be reached at 877-614-4361.
Step 3: Viewing CBC Results
Fingerprints are automatically processed by the FBI and sent to the NMLS within 48 hours of submission. Results can be seen in your NMLS account.