|(a) NMLS Background Check; Fingerprints Required. An
individual applying for an originator's license must provide authorization
and fingerprints as prescribed by NMLS in order to conduct a criminal
background history check through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(b) Background Checks by the Commissioner. Pursuant
to Tex. Fin. Code §157.0132 and Tex. Gov't Code §411.1385,
the Commissioner is authorized to separately conduct a criminal background
history check through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
as determined in the sole discretion of the Commissioner, and may
require the applicant to provide fingerprints in order to conduct
a fingerprint-based criminal background history check administered
by DPS and to pay any applicable fees to DPS or its designated third-party
(c) NMLS Credit Check. An individual applying for an
originator's license must provide authorization in the NMLS system
for the Department to obtain a copy of the applicant's credit report
concerning the applicant's credit history from a credit reporting
agency (credit bureau).
(d) Supplemental Information. An individual applying
for an originator's license must provide to the Department, through
NMLS, information related to any administrative, civil, or criminal
findings or proceedings by a governmental jurisdiction, including
any information required by §81.109 of this title (relating to
Procedures for Review of Background Checks).