Illinois State Live Scan Fingerprinting & Background Checks
For Real Estate Appraisers

Approved Vendor by IDFPR Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Live Scan Fingerprinting & Background Checks

** Background Check Results will go to the Division of Professional Regulation (IDFPR) within 3 Working Days **

Our fee for out of state fingerprint card scanning is $60.00
We accept U.S. Postal money orders, cashiers checks, other money orders, Visa/Mastercard/Disc/Amex or personal checks, payable to "A Fingerprinting U S Photo".

When applying for a license as a Real Estate Appraiser, one of the important steps is to complete a background check. We provide a fingerprint-based background check for the following job titles:

AT OUR STORE

Here are the steps to get fingerprinted at our store:

OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS

If you are mailing your fingerprint package for your IDFPR license:

** Please read the entire instructions before starting, and then follow each step: **

If you have any questions during this process, please e-mail fingerprintingchicago@gmail.com

1] Click the "Open & Print" button below, and print all pages.

Open & Print   
Contains: Fingerprinting Checklist, OOS-FP Form & Sample, FD-258 Fingerprint Cards, Instructions, Credit/Debit Card Form (PDF)

For quickest service, please use the attached fingerprint cards instead of waiting to receive them by mail from IDFPR. You may print the fingerprint cards on regular office paper.

2] Per the requirements of IDFPR, you must print and complete an Identity Verification Certifying Statement (OOS-FP Form) with your completed fingerprint cards.

  • Complete Section 1 yourself.
  • Do NOT Complete Section 2; it will be completed by the person taking your fingerprints. Leave the "TCN:FRM" field blank. Upon receiving your fingerprint cards, we will scan them and our live scan system will generate a TCN number. We will e-mail this number to you.
  • Do NOT complete Section 3.

Make a copy of the completed OOS-FP Form for yourself.

  • You MUST have a COPY of the OOS-FP Form to send to IDFPR (see Step #10).
  • Send the ORIGINAL version of the OOS-FP Form to A Fingerprinting US Photo.
  • We cannot return the version you send us.

3] On a separate sheet, please make a copy of your Driver's License or State ID card OR your U.S. Passport OR Foreign Passport.

4] ON THE SAME PAGE OF YOUR COPY OF YOUR Driver's License or photo ID, write your E-MAIL ADDRESS and TELEPHONE NUMBER in capital letters.

5] Fill out the FD-258 fingerprint cards as per the instructions and get fingerprinted (Black Ink or Digital) by your local law enforcement agency, or any private fingerprint business.
The fingerprinting provider will complete Section 2 of the OOS-FP Form. Make a copy of the completed OOS-FP Form for yourself.

6] Please ensure the reason for being fingerprinted (Purpose Code) is listed on the fingerprint cards.
(See the chart below for a list of Purpose Codes.)

7] If you have any questions during this process, please e-mail fingerprintingchicago@gmail.com

8] CHECKLIST -
Enclose the following items and mail to:

A Fingerprinting U S Photo
210 S Clark St
THE CLARK ADAMS Building
Ground Floor Lobby
Chicago, IL 60603

  • Please enclose the following items.
  • A copy of Your Contact Information and Fingerprinting Checklist
  • One or two completed fingerprint cards in Black Ink or Digital. We recommend sending two cards, in case the first card is unreadable. USE A LARGE ENVELOPE. DO NOT BEND THE FINGERPRINT CARDS.
  • Identify Verification Certifying Statement (OOS-FP Form) - ORIGINAL VERSION.
    You MUST keep a COPY of the OOS-FP Form to send to IDFPR in Springfield IL - we cannot return the version you send us. Upon receiving your fingerprint cards, we will scan them and our live scan system will generate a TCN number. We will e-mail this number to you.
  • A copy of your driver's license or State ID, or a copy of your U.S. or Foreign Passport. Your e-mail address and telephone number should also be written on this sheet.
  • For quickest service, please enclose a U.S Postal money order in the amount of $60.00 USD, or make a payment using your Visa/Mastercard/Discover/Amex. Credit Card Payment Form
  • We also accept cashiers check, other money orders, and personal checks, payable to "A Fingerprinting U S Photo" in the amount of $60.00 USD.
  • If you are being fingerprinted for a physician license, please be sure to use the correct purpose code (PHY or PLE) listed in the table below.

9] After receiving your fingerprint card and payment, we shall process the request and transfer the card electronically to Illinois State Police for background check and the background check results will be forwarded to IDFPR (Illinois Dept of Financial & Professional Regulation).

10] Upon receiving your fingerprint cards, we will scan them and our live scan system will generate a TCN number. We will e-mail this number to you.

11] You MUST UPLOAD your completed license application, licensing fee, TCN Receipt and OOS-FP Form to the website of the Dept of Professional Regulation (https://idfpr.com)
- OR -
MAIL the completed license application, licensing fee and a COPY of the OOS-FP Form and TCN Receipt to the Division of Professional Regulation in Springfield IL.
Do not mail the final license application to us.

12] Here is a chart of reasons (Purpose Codes) for being fingerprinted.

Reason for Inquiry Purpose Code Reporting NCIC Issued ORI FBI Access
Agency Type - Illinois Dept. Of Financial & Professional Regulation
State Certified General Estate AppraiserGRAIL920712ZYes
State Certified Residential Real Estate AppraiserRRAIL920712ZYes
Associate Real Estate Trainee AppraiserARAIL920712ZYes

We also provide additional Live Scan Fingerprinting services for any other requirements of the State of Illinois.

Ph: 312-782-8143 / 312-782-8144

If you have any questions during this process, please e-mail fingerprintingchicago@gmail.com

A FingerPrinting U S Photo
210 S Clark St.
The Clark Adams Building
Ground Level - Lobby
Chicago IL, 60603

A Fingerprinting U S Photo Inc.
Illinois Fingerprint Vendor Agency - 262.000007