NFA - National Futures Association
Our company has been providing “ink rolled fingerprinting” for individuals registering with the National Future’s Exchange (NFA). This includes any individual that is applying to register as an Associated Person, Floor Broker, Floor Trader or to be listed as a Principal.
Certain individuals are exempt from this requirement. Please view the link below:
NFA can only accept and process a complete FBI "applicant card". Applicants are encouraged to submit more than one set of fingerprints with their application to avoid delays in obtaining additional sets if necessary for processing.
NFA will return to the applicant fingerprint cards that are incomplete or that are not applicant cards and will request new cards.
Completed fingerprint cards should be sent to NFA at the following address:
Attention: Registration Department
300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606-6615
Digital images of fingerprints are sent by NFA to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine if the applicant has a criminal record. Results are received in three days or less and in some cases within several hours resulting in a faster registration process.
To conduct a check of its records the FBI must be able to analyze the print pattern of all 10 fingers. The FBI will reject fingerprint cards that do not have legible patterns for all 10 fingers. For this reason it is very important that you have your fingerprints taken by a person properly trained in rolling fingerprints.