Fingerprint Card Fees

Firms are assessed a FINRA fingerprint fee as well as an FBI fingerprint fee for each fingerprint transaction submitted to FINRA. The FINRA fingerprint fee varies depending on the method of submission (hard copy vs. electronic). The following table describes how the fees are determined.


FINRA Fingerprint Fee

FBI Fingerprint Fee

Total Fee

Electronic Submission




Hard copy Submission




Below is additional information related to fingerprint processing fees:

  • The FBI fingerprint processing fee is assessed to firms when the FBI returns a result (i.e., disposition). Note: The FBI does not charge its fee on a second fingerprint transaction when it identifies the first set of fingerprints as illegible for the same individual.
  • Pursuant to Section 4(b)(4) of Schedule A of the FINRA By-Laws, FINRA charges a fee to process fingerprints submitted by firms and posts the results to Web CRD (for broker-dealer firms) and FPRD (for funding portals). The FINRA fingerprint processing fee is assessed when FINRA processes:
    • A fingerprint transaction and posts the results; or,
    • A result (e.g., a copy of the Civil Applicant Response Sheet (CARS) and/or Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) processed through another self-regulatory organization) submitted by a firm and posts the FBI result. Note: The fee for this type of fingerprint transaction is $30.00.
  • To view your fingerprint fees, access CRD (for broker-dealers) or E-Bill (for funding portal firms)