NMLS - Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System Licensing Requirements

FDLE Approved Live Scan Vendor

The State of Florida requires that all individuals looking to obtain a license from the Florida Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) must undergo a live scan Level 2 background check before they can apply.
https://nationwidelicensingsystem.org/slr/Pages/DynamicLicenses.aspx?StateID=FL

On a nationwide basis, NMLS contracts its own live scan FBI background check for the mortgage loan originator license. However the state of Florida requires an additional statewide background check for Loan Originators License applicants, which Accurate Biometrics provides.

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with nearly 20 years of experience. We offer fast, convenient walk-in service at our Tampa location. We also offer mobile on-site service for groups of 20 or more in the Tampa Bay area. Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Account Management Team at 813.586.3400 or email florida@accuratebiometrics.com for more information.

Follow these simple steps to complete your Level 2 fingerprint background check requirement for NMLS fingerprinting:

  1. Obtain an ORI number from the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) for the Mortgage Loan Broker License at:
    https://publish.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/slr/PublishedStateDocuments/FL-Mtg-Servicer-New-App-Checklist.pdf

    Or for the Mortgage Loan Originator License at:
    https://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/slr/PublishedStateDocuments/FL-MLO-New-App-Checklist.pdf

  2. Bring in your ORI number along with your current (non expired) driver’s license, government issued identification card, or passport to Accurate Biometrics at 5005 W. Laurel Street, Ste. 111, Tampa, or call us at (813) 586-3400.

  3. Your fingerprints are captured by Accurate Biometrics and submitted to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) for processing.

  4. Accurate Biometrics will provide you with a Transaction Control Number (TCN) report that verifies your live scan submission has been processed. The TCN number can be given to the State Agency that is requesting the background check as it will help them track results. Results should get to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System in between 24-72 hours.
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