All applicants for bail bond recovery agent license or endorsement must submit a fingerprint card to complete the required criminal history background check.
We’ll give you the required fingerprint card. Don’t use other cards. If you use a different card, the results won’t be forwarded to our office and you’ll be required to submit a new fingerprint on the correct card.
Fingerprinting must be done by a law enforcement agency. Not all law enforcement agencies offer this service, so call your local office to find out whether they do civil applicant prints, when you can have your prints taken, and how much it will cost.
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) takes fingerprints in their Olympia office. If you would like to have your fingerprints taken and submitted directly at the WSP office, you may contact them at 360.534.2000 for more information.
The background check process takes 4–6 weeks, and the results are sent directly to us.
If WSP can’t process the fingerprint card, they’ll return the card to us. We’ll return the rejected card to you, and you’ll be required to submit a new card along with the rejected card. The fingerprint processing fee covers up to 3 rejected cards. You must pay an additional processing fee to submit a 4th fingerprint card.