Washington state requires resident applicants to submit their fingerprints electronically for a background check. Non-resident applicants do not have any fingerprint requirements.
We do not issue licenses until we receive the results of the background check.
Why do I have to send in new fingerprints if I've been licensed in Washington state before?
If it has been more than 12 months since your license was active, we have to reprocess your background check. This is because you are required to apply for a new license rather than renew or reinstate your previous license record.
If my license won't be issued until the results of my background check are returned, how long will it take to be licensed?
Up to fifteen days. Our office generally receives background-check results in seven to ten days and then we strive to issue a license within five days of receiving all necessary application items.
Where do I go to have my fingerprints taken?
E-fingerprint services are offered at most Pearson VUE exam centers and all MorphoTrust USA's IdentoGo centers.
This service can be scheduled to coincide with the date and Pearson VUE location of your insurance exam(s), or you may visit an IdentoGo center (www.identogo.com) at your convenience. There are more than 30 locations in Washington state, so there's probably a location close to you.
For more information, or to schedule fingerprint reservations at any of the available Washington state centers, please contact MorphoTrust at 888-771-5097 or online (www.identogo.com).
Where do I send my completed fingerprints?
You don't have to send us anything. MorphoTrust will transmit your fingerprints electronically.
How much does it cost?
$32.50. This fee reflects the cost of the background check only. Depending on where you have your prints done, there may be an additional charge for the service. These service fees, also known as rolling fees, range anywhere from $15 - $25.
Beginning Feb. 1, 2015, the background check fee will drop to $30.75.