We currently operate a network of 1200+ fingerprint enrollment centers offering both Live Scan and Fingerprint Card services. In order to use these services, you will need to enroll online and then walk into the location.
Fingerprint Card Service
If you are looking to get your fingerprints captured and printed onto an ink fingerprint card (FD-258) and to provide it to a State or Federal agency, you will need to enroll online and obtain a QR code. You will then be able to use this QR code at nationwide locations to complete the fingerprinting process, we will then mail a copy of your ink fingerprint card by USPS First Class mail to your mailing address.
California Live Scan Submission
If are looking to submit your Live Scan to the California Department of Justice (DOJ), you are required to obtain a copy of the Request for Live Scan Form which will contain your Requesting Agency ORI number and your Application Type. You will then need to walk into any of our California locations with this form, a valid form of ID, and a form of payment. You can optionally enroll online, prepay, and then walk into the location with a Token for expedited processing.
Florida Live Scan Submission
If you are looking to submit your Live Scan to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) or The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), you will need to obtain your Requesting Agency ORI number and will then need to enroll online to obtain a QR code. You will then be able to use this QR code at nationwide locations to complete the Live Scan submission process for your Florida application.
We offer a nationwide directory of 1200+ fingerprint enrollment centers that you can use for the Fingerprint Card service or our direct Live Scan submission service.
You are required to enroll online for the nationwide fingerprint card service. You will also have the option to enroll online for California and Florida Live Scan submissions.
Once you've enrolled online and found a location, simply walk into the location and provide them with a copy of your QR code or Token, they will then proceed to capture your fingerprints.
Certifix provides a nationwide network of locations available for both ink card fingerprinting and Live Scan submissions, simply search for a location using your city, state, or zip code and we will provide you with a list of locations near you. Some State and Federal agencies require Live Scan submissions and others accept ink fingerprint cards by mail.
Live Scan is the electronic scanning and submission of your fingerprints to a government agency for a fingerprint-based background check. Ink card fingerprinting works in much the same way, however, you are required to mail the physical ink fingerprint card to complete the processing of your background check.
The Live Scan process is quick and easy, it usually takes between 10 to 15 minutes. The actual scanning of your fingerprints takes just a few minutes, however, extra time is required to verify you have the right paperwork, validate your photo ID, and input your information into the Live Scan system.
This varies by State, some states like California require the Request for Live Scan form, and other States require that you have an ORI number from your requesting agency. The best practice is to get further instructions from your employer or requesting agency. In many cases, you can initiate the Live Scan submission process by enrolling online, this includes making a payment and scheduling an appointment.
Our nationwide Fingerprint Card service is offered at $40 and this includes an ink fingerprint card (FD-258) mailed to you by USPS. The fee for Live Scan varies by location, however, it generally consists of a fingerprint rolling fee plus government fees due for the background check.
Your fingerprint-based background check results are usually sent to your requesting agency or employer, this is confidential information that cannot be shared. However, you can request a copy of your personal background check report by submitting a request for an FBI Identity History Summary Check.
Our Live Scan system is currently available for transmission in California and Florida, we also have a print-to-card system that can be used nationwide to print digital fingerprints onto an ink fingerprint card.