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FAQ: Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken?

Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken?

According to section 1101.3521 of the Texas Real Estate License Act, anyone applying for a Texas real estate license must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. This helps ensure candidates meet TREC’s qualifications for “honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity”.

All fingerprints must be taken at a MorphoTrust location. Your fingerprints are then transmitted to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the FBI for criminal history background checks.

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How do I get my background check done?

Your background check will be performed by TREC after your fingerprints are taken. Once your fingerprints are taken at a MorphoTrust location, they are electronically transmitted to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the FBI for a criminal history check.

Why is a background check needed to get a Texas real estate license?

All license applicants must meet TREC’s qualifications for “honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity”. TREC performs a background check to verify that you meet their requirements.

How do I get my fingerprints taken?

You must schedule a fingerprint appointment at any MorphoTrust location in the State of Texas. You can make a fingerprint reservation by calling (888)467-2080, or through TREC’s website. You should make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

Why do I have to get my fingerprints taken?

According to section 1101.3521 of the Texas Real Estate License Act, anyone applying for a Texas real estate license must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. This helps ensure candidates meet TREC’s qualifications for “honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity”.

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