Thank you for choosing Accurate Biometrics for your fingerprinting needs. As the California Department of Insurance contracted fingerprint vendor, we are pleased to provide you with a number of fingerprint locations. If you are scheduled to take the insurance exam at one of the test examination facilities, we will be capturing your fingerprints following the completion of your exam.
Listed below you will find complete fingerprinting instructions for California Residents and Non-Residents for meeting California Department of Insurance fingerprinting requirements.
Fingerprint impressions are required for all unlicensed applicants. Applicants may obtain their fingerprint impressions prior to taking the examination. Obtaining the fingerprint impressions beforehand will minimize the risk that the license issuance will be delayed while awaiting the results from both the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Please download the CDI Applicant Instruction Form (LIC 442-39A) which includes a form for credit card payment. Instructions for residents are on page 1. If paying by credit card, complete the Credit Card Payment Form and bring it with you for fingerprinting.
Please download the Live Scan Form. Fill out the applicant information and sign the form. (Please don’t be confused. While the CDI form packet number is LIC 442-39A, the form number on the live scan form itself is BCIA 8016).)
Checking on Status of Fingerprint Submission. Please allow a minimum of seven days from the date fingerprint impressions were taken before making a status inquiry. If you need to check the status of your fingerprints, below are the steps to follow:
The fingerprints will be submitted to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to ascertain whether or not the non-resident applicant has a criminal record that could prevent the applicant from holding a non-resident insurance producer's license in California. Criminal background checks are an important safeguard to protect the insurance consumers from unscrupulous insurance producers. Fingerprinting is the most effective means to conduct an effective criminal background check.
Please download the CDI Applicant Instruction Form (LIC 442-39A) which includes a form for credit card payment. Instructions for non-residents are on page 2. If paying by credit card, complete the Credit Card Payment Form and include it with your mailing.
Please download the Live Scan Form. Fill out the applicant information part of the form. (Please don’t be confused. While the CDI form packet number is LIC 442-39A, the form number on the live scan form itself is BCIA 8016).)
The total processing fee for the fingerprint impressions taken by CDI's contracted vendor, Accurate Biometrics, is $59.00. Out-of-State applicant processing will incur additional manual ink card fees and mailing fees, in addition to the $59 required to process the ink card.
*Note: Your application will not be processed until your fingerprint impressions have been received by Accurate Biometrics.