Fingerprint Fee Increase
(source: State of CA- Dept. of Insurance insurance.ca.gov)
All California resident insurance producers, adjusters, and bail agent applicants are required to
submit fingerprint impressions for a complete background check through the California
Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) before the California
Department of Insurance (CDI) can complete its application processing. In addition, non-resident
insurance producers and adjusters applicants who were not previously fingerprinted as a
condition of obtaining an insurance producer license in their resident state must submit fingerprint
impressions for the complete background check stated above.
CDI’s contract with its current fingerprint vendor expires April 30, 2018 and cannot be renewed or
extended, which required CDI to complete the competitive bid process for a new vendor.
Through the competitive bid process CDI was able to select the fingerprint vendor that met CDI’s
specifications for qualifications, achievements, timeliness, responsiveness and the fingerprint
rolling fee. CDI received several responses and selected Accurate Biometrics, CDI’s current
New Fingerprint Fees
Effective May 1, 2018, the fingerprint rolling fee will increase from $9.30 to $10 per set of
fingerprint impressions. The total processing fee for resident applicants to submit fingerprints
taken at CDI’s Los Angeles examination site and for non-resident applicants to submit their
fingerprints using fingerprint cards will increase from $58.30 to $59. The fee breakdown includes
the FBI processing fee of $17, DOJ processing fee of $32 and Accurate Biometrics’ fingerprint
rolling fee of $10. Please note that this fee increase does not affect the fingerprint rolling fees at
PSI Services, CDI’s contracted examination vendor.
Additional information regarding the fingerprint process can be found on CDI’s website at
www.insurance.ca.gov, select Agents & Brokers, Applying for a License, Individual Resident
License, and Obtaining Fingerprint Impressions. For non-resident fingerprint requirements,
select Individual Non-Resident License and Non-Resident Fingerprint Requirements.
For specific questions regarding this Notice, please email the Producer Licensing Bureau or call
CDI’s Licensing Hotline at (800) 967-9331. Please be sure to include your name, telephone
number, application identification number or insurance license number and e-mail address in all
correspondence with the CDI.