DIFI Introduces Electronic Fingerprint Submission Process for Certain In-State Licensees
Phoenix AZ - The Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI) announces a process improvement for submitting license applications and fingerprints. Effective March 13, 2021, fingerprints submitted to DIFI for bail recovery agents and resident insurance professional licenses may be submitted electronically through the state-approved Electronic Fingerprinting Application Services vendor, Thales.
This improvement dramatically decreases processing times to issue a resident individual license from 9-14 days to 1-2 days. The electronic submission option eliminates several steps in the paper process and associated mailing delays. DIFI anticipates that quicker licensing and registration time will enable people working in the insurance and bail recovery industries who require a license to enter the workplace sooner.
While paper submission of license applications and fingerprints remains available, DIFI highly encourages using electronic submission to leverage the efficiency gains now available. Electronic submission of fingerprints does not make any changes to who is required to be fingerprinted, only the process in which it can be accomplished.
Please see the attached document for a more detailed understanding of this process.