Fingerprint Requirements on New Applications
In 2017, the Colorado legislature passed a law requiring the submission of fingerprints with applications for licenses. This requirement does not pertain to license renewal applications.
Effective March 1, 2018, an application will not be accepted for processing unless the fingerprinting requirement has been met.
To meet this requirement you must submit the following:
- Verification of Fingerprints Form (DR 2197)
- A receipt or confirmation from a 3rd party vendor
- Proof of Fingerprints
Proof of fingerprints may be obtained from one of the entities below:
1. Colorado Background Applicant Services (CABS)
Get fingerprinted through one of the CABS approved vendors listed below. Locate a center near you, schedule an appointment, and visit the center to obtain fingerprints. Learn more at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cbi/employment-background-checks
IdentoGo by IDEMIA
- Motor Vehicle Dealer licenses - Use Service Code: 25YGF1
- Powersports Vehicle Dealer licenses - Use Service Code: 25YGGG
- Submit proof of payment receipt to the Auto Industry Division.
Colorado Fingerprinting by American BioIdentity
For online registration visit: http://www.coloradofingerprinting.com/CABS
Motor Vehicle Dealer licenses - Use CBI Unique ID: 5902MVDI
Powersports Vehicle Dealer licenses - Use CBI Unique ID: 5902PVDI
Submit proof of payment receipt to the Auto Industry Division.
3. Auto Industry Division
- Get fingerprinted by the Auto Industry Division - 1697 Cole Blvd, Suite 200A, Lakewood, CO 80401
- Monday-Friday - 9AM-3PM.
- To submit fingerprints, applicant must be present with a photo ID. A fingerprint fee will be charged.
4.. Law Enforcement Agency Outside the United States
If you are unable to obtain fingerprints in the United States, you may be able to complete the fingerprint requirement at a law enforcement agency in a foreign country. Not all countries and not all agencies in those countries are necessarily equipped to do fingerprints or willing to do fingerprints for the purposes of a license with an agency in the United States. Provided you are able to use the services of a cooperative foreign governmental agency, complete the following steps:
- Ensure that you obtain two (2) fingerprint cards that are completely filled out and signed. Each card must bear separately-captured fingerprints. Each card must be submitted with the application.
- Alternatively, you can ensure that the fingerprints are scanned by the CABS program at http://uenroll.identogo.com, if that is available.
- Submit a proof of payment receipt with the application
- Remember also to submit the completed Verification of Fingerprints form (DR 2197) with the application.