The Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed a rule amendment that sets forth an alternative to fingerprinting for certain foreign natural persons applying for registration with it. Instead, the person’s sponsoring firm could complete a criminal history background check. Fingerprints are currently ordinarily required for all natural person registration applicants to help evaluate their fitness. Certain foreign natural persons are currently excluded from this requirement, subject to conditions, by CFTC staff-issued no-action letters. Comments on the proposed rule amendment will be accepted by the CFTC for 30 days following its publication in the Federal Register.