We currently offer a nationwide directory of fingerprinting service locations throughout the US, however, our Certifix locations are only available in California and Florida. Simply use our location search tool to find a location using your city, state, or zip code.
We would highly recommend that you call the location first to ensure that they are available to offer live scan or ink card fingerprinting services. Some locations may require online enrollment or an appointment before you walk in.
Certifix Live Scan is a professional fingerprinting service that provides quick, reliable, and efficient digital fingerprinting at many live scan locations in California and Florida. Whether you’re an individual, a business, or an organization, we are here to help you meet your needs.
We offer a nationwide directory of fingerprinting service locations, simply search using your city, state or zip code and we’ll present you with a list of locations in your area.
Contact the location first to ensure they are available to offer Live Scan or ink card fingerprinting, you can then schedule an appointment or walk-in based on availability.
Once you’ve confirmed availability, simply walk into the location and you will be greeted by a fingerprint operator who will scan your fingerprints or roll them onto an ink fingerprint card.
Certifix provides a nationwide directory of fingerprinting service providers, simply search for a location on our website using your city, state, or zip code and we will provide you with a location that is near you. Depending on your State, you may find fingerprinting services offered at your local police department or at a private fingerprinting agency.
Live Scan is the electronic scanning and transmittal of your fingerprints to a government agency for a fingerprint-based background check. Ink fingerprinting works in much the same way, however, you are required to mail the physical ink fingerprint card to process 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.
Depending on your State, you will be required to present some documentation that has your requesting agency information. Additionally, you will be required to present your photo ID and to have a form of payment. If you are looking for ink card fingerprinting, you will want to call the location to ensure they have ink fingerprint cards available. The most common and Federally recognized fingerprint card is the FD-258 card which can be downloaded or purchased online.
The cost varies by location, however, you will be charged a service fee or a rolling fee which covers the cost of the actual fingerprinting service. Additionally, you may be required to pay a government processing fee which will cover the cost of running your fingerprint-based background check. It’s important to call the location ahead of time to verify all fees and to ensure you have sufficient payment.
The fastest and easiest way to get a copy of your personal fingerprint record is by submitting an FBI Criminal Report Request. You will need to get your fingerprints rolled onto an FD-258 ink fingerprint card and then simply mail the card along with your FBI Criminal Report Request to our central processing facility in Anaheim, CA.
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.