Fundraising Counsel Registration & Licensing

The following table summarizes registration and licensing requirements for professional fundraising counsel across the United States.

Alabama

Agency

Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division

Initial Application

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$100

Filing Method:

Online

License Renewal

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$100

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

September 30th of each year.

Alaska

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Alaska, but other requirements may apply.

Arizona

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Arizona, but other requirements may apply.

Arkansas

Agency

Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$100

Form:

Form FC-01: Fundraising Counsel Annual Application for Registration

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$100

Form:

Form FC-01: Fundraising Counsel Annual Application for Registration (Renewal)

Due:

Annually

California

Agency

California Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$350

Form:

Form CT-3CF: Annual Registration Form - Fundraising Counsel

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$350

Form:

Form CT-3CF: Annual Registration Form - Fundraising Counsel (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by January 15th.

Colorado

Agency

Colorado Secretary of State

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$175

Filing Method:

Online

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$175

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Connecticut

Agency

Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$120

Form:

Fundraising Counsel Registration Statement

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$120

Form:

Fundraising Counsel Registration Statement (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Delaware

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Delaware, but other requirements may apply.

District of Columbia

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in the District of Columbia, but other requirements may apply.

Florida

Agency

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Consumer Services

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$300

Form:

Registration for Professional Fundraising Consultants

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$300

Form:

Registration for Professional Fundraising Consultants (Renewal)

Due:

Annually

Georgia

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Georgia, but other requirements may apply.

Hawaii

Agency

Hawaii Tax and Charities Division

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Filing Method:

Online

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Annually by July 1st.

Idaho

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Idaho, but other requirements may apply.

Illinois

Agency

Illinois Attorney General - Charitable Trust Bureau

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$0

Form:

Form PFC-01: Professional FundRaising Consultant Registration Statement

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$0

Form:

Form PFC-01: Professional FundRaising Consultant Registration Statement (Renewal)

Due:

Biennially by June 30th.

Indiana

Agency

Indiana Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$1,000

Form:

Professiona Fundraiser Consultant Application for Registration

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$50

Form:

Professiona Fundraiser Consultant Application for Registration (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Due:

Annually by July 1st.

Iowa

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Iowa, but other requirements may apply.

Kansas

Agency

Kansas Secretary of State

Initial Application

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$25

Form:

Form PR: Professional Fund Raiser Application

License Renewal

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$25

Form:

Form PR: Professional Fund Raiser Application (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by June 30th.

Kentucky

Agency

Kentucky Attorney General - Charities

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$50

Form:

Fund-Raising Consultant Registration Statement

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$50

Form:

Fund-Raising Consultant Registration Statement (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by December 31st.

Louisiana

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Louisiana, but other requirements may apply.

Maine

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Maine, but other requirements may apply.

Maryland

Agency

Maryland Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Division

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Application to Register as a Fund-Raising Counsel

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Application to Register as a Fund-Raising Counsel (Renewal)

Due:

Annually

Massachusetts

Agency

Massachusetts Attorney General - Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$400

Form:

Form 10 (RTF): Registration Statement

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$400

Form:

Form 10 (RTF): Registration Statement (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by December 31st.

Michigan

Agency

Michigan Attorney General - Charitable Trust Section

Initial Application

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$0

Form:

Form CTS-07: Application for License of Professional Fundraiser

Filing Method:

Email to ct_email@michigan.gov

License Renewal

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$0

Form:

Form CTS-07: Application for License of Professional Fundraiser (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Email to ct_email@michigan.gov

Due:

Annually by June 30th.

Minnesota

Agency

Minnesota Attorney General - Charities

Initial Application

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$200

Form:

Professional Fundraiser Registration Statement

Filing Method:

Mail or email to charity.registration@ag.state.mn.us.

License Renewal

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$200

Form:

Professional Fundraiser Registration Statement (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or email to charity.registration@ag.state.mn.us.

Due:

Annually by April 30th.

Mississippi

Agency

Mississippi Secretary of State

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Filing Method:

Online

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Annually by June 30th.

Missouri

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Missouri, but other requirements may apply.

Montana

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Montana, but other requirements may apply.

Nebraska

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Nebraska, but other requirements may apply.

Nevada

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Nevada, but other requirements may apply.

New Hampshire

Agency

New Hampshire Department of Justice- Charitable Trusts Unit

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$150

Form:

Application for Registration of Fund Raising Counsel

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$150

Form:

Application for Renewal of Fund Raising Counsel

Due:

Annually

New Jersey

Agency

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs - Charities Registration Section

Initial Application

License Name:Independent Paid Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Form CRI-500P: Fund-Raising Counsel Initial Registration

License Renewal

License Name:Independent Paid Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Form CRI-500PR: Fund-Raising Counsel Renewal Registration

Due:

Annually by June 30th.

New Mexico

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in New Mexico, but other requirements may apply.

New York

Agency

New York Attorney General - Charities Bureau

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$800

Form:

CHAR 014: Fundraising Counsel Registration Statement

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$800

Form:

CHAR 014: Fundraising Counsel Registration Statement (Renewal)

Due:

Annually

North Carolina

Agency

North Carolina Secretary of State - Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$200

Form:

Fund-Raising Consultant License Application

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising ConsultantFee:

$200

Form:

Fund-Raising Consultant License Application (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by March 31.

North Dakota

Agency

North Dakota Secretary of State

Initial Application

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$100

Form:

Form SFN 11303: Professional Fundraiser Application

License Renewal

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$100

Form:

Form SFN 11303: Professional Fundraiser Application (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by August 31st.

Ohio

Agency

Ohio Attorney General

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$200

Filing Method:

Online

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$200

Filing Method:

Online

Due:

Annually by March 31st.

Oklahoma

Agency

Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section

Initial Application

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$215

Form:

Application for Registration as a Professional Fundraiser

License Renewal

License Name:Professional FundraiserFee:

$215

Form:

Application for Registration as a Professional Fundraiser (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Oregon

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Oregon, but other requirements may apply.

Pennsylvania

Agency

Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Form BCO-150: Registration Statement for Professional Fundraising Counsel

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Form BCO-150: Registration Statement for Professional Fundraising Counsel (Renewal)

Due:

Annually

Rhode Island

Agency

Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$240

Form:

Fundraising Counsel Application

Filing Method:Flash drive, CD-ROM, or online.

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$240

Form:

Fundraising Counsel Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:Flash drive, CD-ROM, or online.

Due:

Annually by June 30th.

South Carolina

Agency

South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Public Charities

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$50

Form:

Registration Application for a Professional Fundraising Counsel

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$50

Form:

Registration Application for a Professional Fundraising Counsel (Renewal)

Due:

Annually

South Dakota

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in South Dakota, but other requirements may apply.

Tennessee

Not required

Fundraising counsels are no longer required to register.

Texas

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Texas, but other requirements may apply.

Utah

Agency

Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Consumer Protection

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Professional Fund Raising Counsel Permit Application Form

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$250

Form:

Professional Fund Raising Counsel Permit Application Form (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Vermont

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Vermont, but other requirements may apply.

Virginia

Agency

Virginia Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs (OCRP)

Initial Application

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$100

Form:

Form 103: Professional Fundraising Counsel Registration

License Renewal

License Name:Professional Fundraising CounselFee:

$100

Form:

Form 103: Professional Fundraising Counsel Registration (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Washington

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Washington, but other requirements may apply.

West Virginia

Agency

West Virginia Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Division

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$100

Form:

Form CHF: Registration Statement of Fund-Raising Counsel

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$100

Form:

Form CHF: Registration Statement of Fund-Raising Counsel (Renewal)

Due:

Annually

Wisconsin

Agency

Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section

Initial Application

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$50

Form:

Form 294: Application for Registration as a Fund-Raising Counsel

License Renewal

License Name:Fundraising CounselFee:

$50

Form:

Form 294: Application for Registration as a Fund-Raising Counsel (Renewal)

Due:

Annually by August 31st.

Wyoming

Not required

Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Wyoming, but other requirements may apply.

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