Fingerprint Fees

For each fingerprint transaction submitted to FINRA, firms are assessed a FINRA fingerprint fee as well as an FBI fingerprint fee. The fee amount varies depending on the method of submission (hard copy vs. electronic). The table below shows the current fees for each type of submission. Broker-dealer and funding portal firms can view assessed fingerprint fees through E-Bill.

Please note: Effective October 1, 2016, the FBI Fingerprint Fee will change from $12.75 to $10.00. The total fee for electronic submissions will be $25.00 while the total fee for hard copy submissions will be $40.00.

Current Fees

Fingerprint Fees

Electronic Hardcopy

FINRA Fee1

Assessed when FINRA posts results to Web CRD (broker-dealers) or FPRD (funding portals)

$15.00

$30.00

FBI Fee2

Assessed when the FBI returns results (dispositions) to FINRA

$12.75

$12.75

Total Fee

$27.75

$42.75

1The FINRA fingerprint processing fee is assessed pursuant to Section 4(b)(4) of Schedule A of the FINRA By-Laws and is charged when:

  • FINRA processes a fingerprint transaction and posts the result; or,
  • FINRA posts a result from a fingerprint transaction that was processed through another self-regulatory organization. Note: The fee for this type of fingerprint transaction is $30.00.

2The 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.