NMLS Fingerprinting Program
BIG, through its sister company Fieldprint, Inc., is the sole provider of fingerprinting collection services for the National Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS). Through this program, NMLS provides the functionality to process fingerprints for the purpose of obtaining a national criminal background check through the FBI. BIG, through its sister company Fieldprint, Inc., provides the largest nationwide network of electronic fingerprinting sites. Our Livescan technology helps to improve process efficiencies and lower error rates, and we provide mortgage loan originators with a professional fingerprinting experience. BIG also collects fingerprints through print-card sites in some areas; in those cases, BIG scans the print-cards and converts ink-based prints to an electronic format.
The partnership between BIG/Fieldprint and NMLS helps to fulfill the requirements of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (the SAFE Act), which requires all individuals applying for a mortgage loan originator license through NMLS to submit to a fingerprint-based FBI criminal background check. All existing state-licensed mortgage loan originators must also provide fingerprints to NMLS and request a national criminal background check prior to a date established by their state regulator.
For more information, visit NMLS online at: http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/profreq/background/Pages/default.aspx