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Colorado and National Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Background Check
Prior to submitting an application for licensure, each applicant must submit a set of fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the purpose of conducting a Colorado and national fingerprint-based criminal history background check utilizing records of both the CBI and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Colorado and National Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Background Check

Important Notice For All Applicants

As an applicant for a license requiring the submission of fingerprints to both the CBI and FBI, your fingerprints will be submitted to check both state and federal arrest records and are retained by each agency. The information below includes instructions on how to challenge the results of this record check with the applicable law enforcement agency if there are discrepancies or inaccuracies within your record.

Discrepancies on your Colorado arrest record can be challenged and corrected by following the instructions located on CBI’s website. If you have additional questions about the record challenge process, you may contact CBI’s identification unit at (303) 239-4208. You can also take your dispute directly to the arresting agency.

Colorado Bureau of Investigation

Discrepancies with records from the FBI relating to another state law enforcement entity may be challenged through that state law enforcement agency and/or directly with the FBI. The U.S. Department of Justice Order 556-73 establishes rules and regulations for the subject of an FBI identification record to obtain a copy of his or her own record for review, as well as for instructions on how to challenge that information. The subject of a record may direct his/her challenge as to the accuracy or completeness of any entry on his/her record to the FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, ATTN: SCU, Mod. D-2, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, WV, 26306.

Justice Order 556-73

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division processes these requests. 

More Information on Criminal Justice Information Services

License Application Reminders

The Division will not notify candidates on receipt of their background record. It will be matched with your incoming license application on submission.

  • Submission of your fingerprints is not a license application.

Who May Request a Copy of an FBI Arrest Record?

Only the affected individual may request a copy of his or her own identification record.

How do I request a copy of my FBI arrest record?

Information on how to request your FBI arrest record.

Options for Getting and Submitting Fingerprints

The Colorado Applicant Background Services program (CABS) requires fingerprint transmission through a CBI approved vendor. Please use the following information to enroll and schedule an appointment (required).

Use the following links to register for a fingerprint appointment. IdentoGo enrollment centers are located throughout Colorado and the U.S. You must register and schedule an appointment to submit your fingerprints. Walk-ins are not accepted.

Please click the license you will be applying for from one of the links below, and when redirected to the IdentoGo scheduling page, select Schedule or Manage Appointment

For applicants located in Colorado, there is an additional option for fingerprint submission utilizing Colorado Fingerprinting ( You must register and schedule an appointment through their website. Walk-ins are not accepted. To register, please enter the code that corresponds with the license you will be applying for when requested.

  • Appraisers - 0800RAII
  • Appraisal Management Company Controlling Appraisers/Owners - 0800RAMI
  • Real Estate Brokers - 0800REEI
  • Mortgage Loan Originators - 0299MOBI

If you have trouble with your registration, or require further assistance with option 3, you can contact Colorado Fingerprinting at (720) 292-2722, (833) 224-2227 or by email at

If you are unable to locate a physical location near you, you may utilize this option for fingerprint card submissions. You must follow the pre-registration process with either IndentoGo or Colorado Fingerprinting for hard copy card submissions. To register you must visit IndentoGo or Colorado Fingerprinting websites and enter the code for submission instructions. Please use the following service codes when registering for fingerprint card submission:

License Type


Colorado Fingerprinting




Appraisal Management Companies



Mortgage Loan Originators



Real Estate Brokers



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