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What Do You Want to Do?

Submit Fingerprints

Submit fingerprints electronically through the EFS program or via hardcopy.

Check Fingerprint Status

FBI results are automatically uploaded into CRD for broker-dealer firms.

Additional Fingerprint Submissions

Fingerprint submissions the FBI determines as illegible or rejects will require additional submissions.

Fingerprint Fees

Firms are assessed fees for each fingerprint submission.

Electronic Fingerprint Submission (EFS) Information

Firms can install a vendor's fingerprinting equipment or send individuals to the vendor's office to submit fingerprints electronically.

Certified EFS Vendors

Find an EFS vendor that is certified to participate in the Electronic Fingerprint Submission (EFS) Program and is contracted with Sterling.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for firms and investment advisers.