According to the California Department of Real Estate website, out-of-state residents need to either:
- Make arrangements to get their fingerprints taken at a live scan service provider in California or
- Get fingerprinted out of state using the FBI Applicant Fingerprint Card (FD-258 Rev. 5/99).
If you choose to go with option b, a fingerprint card can be obtained by contacting the Licensing Section at 877-373-4542. It should be taken to a local law enforcement agency for completion and submitted directly to DRE with the completed exam/license application, exam/license application fee, and $49 fingerprint processing fee.