Electronic Fingerprints Required for Insurance Licensing

Electronic Fingerprints Now Required

(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) On January 1, 2011, the Insurance Division of Oregon began requiring all insurance license applicants to have their fingerprinting done electronically at certified testing centers. Previously, applicants were able to choose the location and provider, and whether or not they were electronic. By requiring fingerprinting to be done at the testing center, the Insurance Division is able to speed up the processing and validation of the fingerprints and decrease licensee wait-time.

All new licensees are advised to call their exam provider and set an appointment. The provider will digitally scan fingerprints and transmit them electronically to the Oregon State Police for processing.

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About Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses. Sorg is awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), REEA (Real Estate Educators Association) the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus; Life Member award; 2020, 2021, 2022 Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee; Oregon REALTORS State Director. More on request.