How often do I need to be fingerprinted?
For most attorneys, only once. However, if your fingerprints are rejected by the DOJ and/or the FBI you may be required to resubmit them. The State Bar will notify you if your fingerprints are rejected. The rejection notice will include instructions for resubmitting your fingerprints. The State Bar will update your My State Bar Profile indicating that your fingerprints were rejected. In addition, if an attorney is disbarred or resigns from the State Bar and later seeks re-admission, the attorney will need to be fingerprinted again.
*The fingerprinting deadline falls on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Please note that Active attorneys who still have not complied by day’s end on Monday, December 2, 2019, will be enrolled as Involuntarily Inactive effective December 3, 2019
If you have additional questions,
please contact the Office of Attorney Regulation and Consumer Resources
at 888-800-3400 or email your questions to