Finra LiveScan Fingerprinting in Miami


FINRA Background Checks: As per SEC Rule 17f-2 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, every member of a national securities exchange, broker, dealer, registered transfer agent, and registered clearing agency shall require that each of its partners, directors, officers, and employees be fingerprinted.


What you need to know about Finra Livescan Fingerprinting!

FINRA Livescan Fingerprint submissions are explicitly designed for brokers registered with FINRA. Fingerprinting for FINRA is distinct from fingerprinting for investment advisors.

Finra livescan Fingerprinting

What is the difference, and why it's essential to know which agency you need Livescan fingerprinting for?

Registered Brokers

Investment Advisors

An investment advisor agency and a broker registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are both entities involved in the financial services industry, but they have distinct roles and responsibilities.

Investment Advisor

Investment Advisor Agency

An investment advisor agency, also known as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), is an entity or individual that provides investment advice, recommendations, and ongoing management of client portfolios. They are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities regulators, depending on their assets under management. Investment advisors have a fiduciary duty, which means they are legally obligated to act in the best interests of their clients. They typically charge fees based on a percentage of assets under management or on a flat fee basis.

Many Investment Advisors in Florida typically require Livescan Services regulated by the Office of Financial Regulation, rather than those provided by FINRA.

Here is a list of Florida Agency Numbers Service $90:

  • FL737111Z – Florida Mortgage Loan Originator License
  • FL921050Z – Florida Mortgage Broker & Lender License
  • FL921250Z – Division of Securities
  • FL924860Z- Florida Collection Agency
  • FL922720Z- Money Services Business License

Broker Registered with FINRA:

A broker registered with FINRA, commonly known as a broker-dealer, is an individual or firm that facilitates the buying and selling of securities on behalf of clients. They are licensed and regulated by FINRA and may work for brokerage firms. Brokers are primarily engaged in executing transactions and may offer investment products such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other securities. While brokers are required to make suitable recommendations for their clients, they do not have the same fiduciary duty as investment advisors. Brokers often earn commissions or transaction-based compensation for the trades they execute.


In summary, the key difference lies in the scope of services and the regulatory oversight. Investment advisor agencies primarily provide investment advice and portfolio management services, operating under a fiduciary duty to act in their client's best interests. Brokers registered with FINRA, on the other hand, focus on executing securities transactions and may offer a range of investment products, but they are not necessarily bound by the same fiduciary standards as investment advisors.

Broker Finra

Brokercheck by Finra

Where Does BrokerCheck Information Comes From?

The information about brokers and brokerage firms that you find in BrokerCheck comes from the Central Registration Depository (CRD®). All brokers must be licensed and registered by FINRA, and CRD is the securities industry online registration and licensing database. Information in CRD is obtained through forms that brokers, brokerage firms and regulators complete as part of the securities industry registration and licensing process.

The information about investment adviser firms and representatives comes from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD) database.

Brokercheck Report by Finra

What You’ll Find in a BrokerCheck Report

A BrokerCheck report for a broker who is currently registered with FINRA or a national securities exchange, or who has been registered within the last 10 years, contains:

    • report summary that provides a brief overview of the broker and his or her credentials.

    • broker qualifications section that includes a listing of the broker’s current registrations or licenses, if any, and industry exams he or she has passed. To be registered in the securities industry, individuals must pass a qualification exam. After October 1, 2018, most persons seeking a representative-level registration must pass the new Securities Industry Essentials (SIE) exam and one or more specific qualification exams. Individuals holding a representative-level registration will be credited with the SIE exam, with a “Date Passed” of October 1, 2018. Individuals registered within the last four years also will be credited with the SIE exam, with the “Date Passed” set as the date of the termination of their last registration.

    • registration and employment history section that consists of:
        • A list of registered securities firms where the broker is currently and/or was previously registered.

        • The broker’s employment history for the last 10 years—both in and outside the securities industry—as reported by the broker on his or her last Form U4 (which securities firms use to register brokers with self-regulatory organizations (SROs) and states). Employment history includes full and part-time work, self-employment, military service, unemployment, and full-time education.

    • disclosure section that includes information about customer disputes, disciplinary events, and certain criminal and financial matters on the broker’s record. Some of these items may involve pending actions or allegations that have not been resolved or proven.

    • The broker’s most recently submitted comment(s), if any.

Check your Broker Firm CRD on broker check: Required For Finra Livescan Fingerprinting

You ask, we answer

Users with entitlements can check the status of their fingerprint submissions in FINRA Gateway. To do so, they need to click on the “Show Statuses” button and agree to the specific Terms and Conditions in order to access the FBI results. However, if they wish to view the Criminal History Record Information (CHRI), an additional privilege called “View CHRI Information” is required.

Miami Beach Livescan Fingerprinting provides fingerprint services for Finra.

FINRA electronically transmits fingerprint information to the FBI, and the FBI’s results are automatically uploaded to Web CRD®. Normally, submission outcomes are visible in Web CRD within 72 business hours after being sent to the FBI.

Electronic Fingerprint Processing (EFP) allows FINRA to electronically share information with the FBI. Broker-Dealer firms can submit fingerprint cards, whether in hard copy or electronic format, to FINRA for processing.

Discover how livescan fingerprinting works in just 3 simple steps!

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Step 1

Choose our livescan fingerprinting service and schedule an appointment. Additionally, we provide mobile fingerprinting and can come to you.

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Step 2

Choose our livescan fingerprinting service and schedule an appointment. Additionally, we provide mobile fingerprinting and can come to you.

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Step 3

Make sure to have your identification ready when you head over to get fingerprinted. In just 15 minutes, you'll have your fingerprints taken care of!

All services can be done in 15 minutes or less with registration online!

Finra Live Scan


For Broker Firms Registered With Finra
  • Broker Firms Registered with Finra
  • 15 minutes or less
  • ORI code is required for processing
  • Frim CRD Required
  • Appliciant CRD Required
  • 2 forms of Valid Identification Required
  • State Id , Drivers License or Passport
  • Social Security Card , Tax Form
  • Not for Investment Adivisors
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