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Live Scan Fingerprinting Services Locations Near Me

Finding a reputable service provider near your location is essential if you require fingerprinting. Whether you need fingerprinting services for an FBI background check, employment application, or other purposes, having a convenient location can save you time and hassle.

By searching for fingerprinting near me, you can quickly locate a trustworthy provider: Certifix Live Scan can perform the necessary services quickly and efficiently. This ensures you can complete the fingerprinting background check process near you immediately, allowing you to move forward with your application or other endeavors.

We currently operate a network of 1200+ fingerprint enrollment centers offering both Live Scan and Fingerprint Card services. You must enroll online and then walk into the location to use these services. So with us, you can find electronic fingerprinting locations near you conveniently.

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Fingerprint Card Service

If you want a hard copy or paper copy of your fingerprints captured and printed onto an ink fingerprint card (FD-258) and provided to a State or Federal agency, you must enroll online and obtain a QR code. You can then use this QR code nationwide to complete the fingerprinting process. We will mail a hard copy or paper copy of your ink fingerprint card by USPS First Class to your mailing address.

California Live Scan Submission

California Live Scan Submission

Suppose you want to submit your Live Scan to the California Department of Justice (DOJ). In that case, you must obtain a copy of the Request for Live Scan Form containing your Requesting Agency ORI number and 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

Florida Live Scan Submission

Suppose you want to submit your Live Scan to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) or The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). In that case, you must obtain your Requesting Agency ORI number and then enroll online to obtain a QR code. You can then use this QR code at nationwide locations to complete the Live Scan submission process for your Florida application.

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UPS Live Scan Fingerprinting

Have you been searching for a convenient and reliable location to complete your UPS Live Scan Fingerprinting Service? Look no further! Certifix Live Scan has got you covered with its partnership with UPS. Thanks to our interactive map, finding the nearest UPS Live Scan fingerprinting locations is now a breeze.

Take your live scan fingerprints quickly and securely at UPS locations near you. Our fingerprinting service is reliable, convenient, and affordable. Schedule an appointment now!



How to Make an Appointment

Find a Location

We offer a nationwide network of 1200+ fingerprint enrollment centers that you can choose from to capture your fingerprints for an FD-258 card or Live Scan submission.

Enroll Online

You are required to select your application type and to enroll online, this includes providing us with all the required information to complete the electronic fingerprinting capture.

Get Fingerprinted

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.


  • What is live scan fingerprinting?

    Live scan fingerprinting is a technology used to capture and electronically transmit fingerprints without the need for ink and paper. It is commonly used by law enforcement agencies for criminal booking, sexual offender registration, civil applicant, and background checks.

  • Where to get fingerprinted near me?

    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.

  • How does live scan fingerprinting work?

    Live scan fingerprinting captures fingerprint images electronically using an inkless process and transfers them to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a matter of seconds. Once the DOJ receives the fingerprint images, it conducts a criminal background check and transmit the results to the appropriate agency or organization.

  • Can anyone get a live scan fingerprint?

    Generally, live scan fingerprinting is required for individuals seeking employment in certain industries or professions, such as healthcare, education, and finance. Additionally, live scan fingerprinting may be required for certain licenses, certifications, and permits.

  • Where can I find a Live Scan or ink card fingerprinting service near me?

    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.

  • Is Live Scan the same as ink card fingerprinting?

    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.

  • What is the alternative to “searching for ink fingerprinting service near you”?

    Live Scan is a modern alternative to traditional ink fingerprinting services. It is a digital fingerprinting process that captures an individual's fingerprints electronically and then submits them directly to the relevant agency or organization for background checks and other purposes. Live Scan systems use a specialized digital scanner to capture an individual's fingerprints in high resolution, which are then stored as digital images. These images are then securely transmitted to the appropriate agency or organization, where they can be quickly and accurately matched against existing databases. So it is a popular choice for many applications, such as employment background checks, licensing, and criminal investigations. Compared to ink fingerprinting, Live Scan has several advantages. First, it is faster and more accurate than traditional ink fingerprinting, as there is no need to capture and process the fingerprints manually. Second, it is more hygienic and less messy, as no ink is involved. Finally, it is more secure, as the digital images are encrypted and transmitted directly to the relevant agency or organization, reducing the risk of fraud or identity theft. Certifix Live Scan is one of the best options for those seeking a Live Scan service. With Certifix Live Scan, there is no need to search for an ink fingerprinting service near you. Instead, you can choose from our convenient live scan locations, making the process more efficient and convenient. Certifix Live Scan also ensures that the fingerprints are transmitted securely and accurately, giving you peace of mind knowing that your information is being handled properly.

  • How long does it take to perform the Live Scan?

    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.

  • How long does it take to get live scan fingerprinting done?

    The time it takes to get live scan fingerprinting done varies depending on the location and the number of people waiting to be fingerprinted. You should wait about 30 minutes to get fingerprinted.

  • What do I need to get a Live Scan?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to get my Live Scan or fingerprint card service?

    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.

  • Are there any fees associated with live scan fingerprinting and FBI background checks?

    Yes, there are fees associated with both live scan fingerprinting and FBI background checks. The fees may vary depending on the service provider and type of background check requested.

  • How to get a copy of your personal fingerprint-based record?

    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.

  • Are there any exemptions for live scan fingerprinting?

    In specific pre-approved situations, the DOJ may exempt individuals from the electronic submission requirement and allow the use of fingerprint cards instead. However, this process may be lengthy and should only be used for hardship situations.

  • How long does it take to receive the results from a live scan fingerprinting?

    The estimated time to receive results from the DOJ varies depending on whether there is a criminal history or not. Generally, it takes approximately 3 days for DOJ live scan fingerprints, 5 days for FBI fingerprints, and 4–6 weeks for Child Abuse Central Index check.

  • Can I get a same-day appointment for live scan fingerprinting?

    Yes, getting a same-day appointment for live scan fingerprinting is possible. However, to ensure they are available, calling ahead to the location where you want to get fingerprinted is essential. Some locations may only offer same-day appointments for certain types of fingerprinting, such as those required for employment or security clearances. Here are some tips for getting a same-day appointment for live scan fingerprinting: ► Call ahead to where you want fingerprinted to ensure they are available. ► Schedule your appointment during off-peak hours, such as early or late afternoon. ► Be prepared to provide identification and any other required documentation. ► Be patient and understanding if there is a wait.

  • What documents do I need to get live scan fingerprinting done?

    You will need to bring a valid government-issued ID with you when you get live scan fingerprinting done. You may also need to bring a completed fingerprint card if required by the agency or organization requesting the fingerprints.

  • Can I use live scan fingerprinting for an FBI background check?

    Yes, live scan fingerprinting can be used for FBI background checks and other background checks required by employers, licensing agencies, or government organizations.

  • What types of organizations require live scan fingerprinting?

    Live scan fingerprinting may be required by various organizations, including employers, licensing agencies, government agencies, schools, volunteer organizations, and others that require background checks for employment, certification, or licensing purposes.

  • What do I need to bring to a live scan fingerprinting appointment?

    You will need to bring valid non-expired government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, state ID, passport, military ID, or green card. Supporting fingerprint paper documents may also be required if applicable. Additionally, you will need to bring cash, credit, debit payment, or a company voucher to pay for the service. If you require ink fingerprints, bring any fingerprint cards provided to you, or the FD-258 blue and white cards are available at the location.

  • Can I request a mobile live scan fingerprinting service?

    Yes, mobile fingerprinting and mobile notary services are available by appointment.

  • Which background checks can I request during a live scan fingerprinting appointment?

    You will need to know if you need a BCI (the state check), FBI (the national check), or both. Knowledge of the reason/purpose for the background check(s) is also required. Some reasons why individuals may need to have a background check done are for financial institutions and liquor sales. Other reasons include security, automotive sales, insurance sales, nursing and real estate appraisal, fireworks and lottery sales; education; teaching; adoption; foster parenting; childcare; school transportation; working with or near the elderly; nursing homes; healthcare; and transportation.

  • How long does a live scan fingerprinting appointment take?

    On average, a customer is in and out of the office in 5.5 minutes.

  • Where to get FD 258 fingerprint cards near me?

    As Certifix Live Scan, we offer convenient and reliable FD 258 fingerprinting services for various purposes, including background checks, licensing, and immigration. If you're looking for fingerprint cards near you, we can assist you with that as well. We have multiple locations throughout the United States where you can obtain FD 258 fingerprint cards. Simply visit our website and click the “Locations” tab to find the nearest Certifix Live Scan location. You can also call us; our friendly and knowledgeable customer service representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns. In addition to providing FD 258 fingerprint cards, we also offer electronic fingerprinting services for a faster and more efficient process. Our state-of-the-art technology ensures that your fingerprints are captured accurately and securely. So, whether you need FD 258 fingerprint cards or electronic fingerprinting services, Certifix Live Scan is your one-stop shop. Don't hesitate to reach out to us today; we'll be happy to assist you with your fingerprinting needs. And if you're searching for "fingerprint cards near me," remember that Certifix Live Scan has multiple locations throughout the US for your convenience.

  • What happens to my fingerprints after they are submitted for an FBI background check?

    Live scan fingerprinting services do not retain fingerprint images longer than 30 days from receipt or upon successful completion of the transaction, whichever is shorter. All fingerprint images are destroyed/deleted in compliance with the FBI CJIS Security Policy. Once your fingerprints have been captured, they are forwarded directly to the FBI database for processing.

  • Can I get my FBI background check apostilled for use in a foreign country?

    Yes, you can get your FBI background check apostilled for use in a foreign country. Apostille & Authentication services are offered by some live scan fingerprinting services. This process ensures the legitimacy of your background check to another nation who abides by The Hague Convention of 1961.

  • Can anyone request an FBI background check?

    No, only you can request a copy of your criminal history summary from the FBI. However, some companies may require a background check as a condition of potential employment. In this case, the company must have your written consent and must follow FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) guidelines.

  • What payment methods are accepted for live scan fingerprinting?

    Valid forms of payment include a company provided Direct Bill Authorization form presented at the time of the appointment, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards.

Live Scan

Are you interested in purchasing a Live Scan system? 

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.