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Live Scan Fingerprinting Services Locations Near Me

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.

Fingerprint Card Service

If you want to get your fingerprints captured and printed onto an ink fingerprint card (FD-258) and provide it to a State or Federal agency, you must enroll online and obtain a QR code. You can then 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

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

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.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.