Being & Doing, LLC

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510 Castillo St., 201
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
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Appointment Only

Hours of Operation


11:00AM - 3:30PM (Appointment Only)

What is the Cost?

$50.00 Rolling Fee + Gov. Fees

Services Provided

  • California Background Check
  • FBI Background Check

Payment Methods

  • Credit/Debit
  • Company Checks

More About the Service

We offer various services to meet your fingerprinting needs at Being & Doing, LLC, located at Santa Barbara The DOJ and FBI certified and approved our expert team to provide the most accurate and efficient results.

Whether you need live scan fingerprinting for employment or licensing purposes, we offer fast and accessible services just minutes from your home or work. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technology allow us to provide high-quality digital fingerprinting that is reliable and accurate.

In addition, to live scan fingerprinting, we also offer traditional ink fingerprinting services for those who prefer this method. Our trained technicians are experienced in taking high-quality fingerprints and ensuring they meet all requirements for submission to the DOJ and FBI.

At Being & Doing, LLC, we are committed to providing excellent customer service and ensuring your experience with us is pleasant and hassle-free. Whether you are a first-time or repeat client, we will work with you to ensure your fingerprinting needs are met.

So, if you require live scan fingerprinting or ink fingerprinting services, look no further than Being & Doing, LLC at Santa Barbara

To obtain our services or schedule an appointment, please click Get Started.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where to get fingerprints done 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 near you.

  • How much does a Live Scan cost in California?

    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.

    Further, you may be required to pay a government processing fee to 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.

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

    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. 

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

    The cost of processing your Live Scan or ink fingerprint card can vary depending on several factors, such as your location, the agency or provider you choose, and the type of background check being conducted. Due to the electronic processing involved, Live Scan tends to be more expensive than ink fingerprinting. For reliable and professional Live Scan services, consider contacting Certifix Live Scan. We can provide accurate pricing information and assist you with your fingerprinting needs.

  • What do I need to get a Live Scan in California?

    Live scan applicants must submit their fingerprints electronically to the California Department of Justice for a criminal history check. In most professions, California law requires individuals to be fingerprinted to become certified or licensed.

    The California Department of Justice only accepts live scan fingerprinting and no longer accepts fingerprints via ink and hard card. Live Scan digital submissions provide the safest and quickest way to submit and process background checks.

    The LIVE scan service is an application that allows individuals to submit their fingerprints electronically and receive notification that the background check has been completed within a few hours.

    This process provides the quickest way to complete a state-required fingerprint check. Live Scan fingerprint submissions are accepted at all US, Puerto Rico, and Guam offices.

  • How long does fingerprint clearance take in California?

    How long does it take to complete the FBI fingerprint process? The Live Scan Process takes about 3–7 days. Out-of-state applicants must complete the FD-258 “hard card” manual fingerprint process, which can take longer.

    California law requires fingerprints to be taken on all gun purchases. This process can take up to two weeks.

  • How do I get a fingerprint clearance in California?

    Fingerprint clearance is a process that every California law enforcement agency can request to verify the identity of an individual. To get fingerprint clearance, there are a few steps that must be taken. The first step is to find out what type of criminal record search you will need. There are three types of criminal record searches: Basic, Enhanced or Expanded.

  • How do I get a fingerprint card in California?

    There are two ways to get the fingerprint card service in California:

    1) You can search for a location using your city, state, or zip code, click on “Show All Filters” and then filter by “Ink Card Fingerprinting”, an FD-258 card will be given to you directly at the location.

    2) You can use our online enrollment system, search for a location using your city, state, or zip code, fill out all of the required information, make a payment and you will then be given a QR code. You can present the QR code at the selected location, they will scan your fingerprints and we will then print your fingerprints and information onto an FD-258 card and then mail the card to you via USPS First Class Mail within 5 to 7 business days.

  • Does The UPS Store provide the Live Scan fingerprinting?

    Not all UPS Stores offer Live Scan fingerprinting, so you must verify they are listed as available for service on the Certifix website. The UPS Stores can get very busy, so it is recommended that you enroll online to ensure all of your information is entered accurately.

    Once you have enrolled online, you can walk into your selected location and provide them with your QR code or Token. They will enter this information into the Live Scan system and capture your fingerprints.


    Can The UPS Store also perform Ink fingerprinting services?

    Yes, Ink fingerprinting services are also available at select UPS Store locations .


    What documents are required for a Live Scan appointment at The UPS Store?

    The required documents may vary depending on the fingerprinting agency. Still, a valid ID document, such as a CA or out-of-state driver’s license or state ID, is typically required for Live Scan fingerprinting.

  • What are the steps involved in California Live Scan fingerprinting?

    The steps involved in California Live Scan fingerprinting are as follows:

    • You will provide your information to the Live Scan operator.
    • You will be fingerprinted by the Live Scan operator.
    • The Live Scan operator will scan your fingerprints and transmit them electronically to the DOJ and FBI.
    • You will receive a receipt from the Live Scan operator.

  • What are the uses of California Live Scan fingerprinting?

    California Live Scan fingerprinting is used for a variety of purposes, including:

    • Background checks: Live Scan fingerprinting is often used for employment, education, and housing background checks.
    • Security clearances: Live Scan fingerprinting is also used for security clearances, such as those required for government jobs and employment in the transportation industry.
    • Licensing: Live Scan fingerprinting is also required for specific licenses, such as those required for teachers and childcare providers.

  • How can I prepare for California Live Scan fingerprinting?

    There are a few important steps to take to prepare for California Live Scan fingerprinting.

    1. Request a written copy of the Live Scan form from the agency that requires the background check. Please fill out all necessary personal information, including the requesting agency’s Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) and its mail code, which the agency can only provide. 
    2. Find a convenient Live Scan location online or nearby using the website of a Live Scan provider like Certifix, which has over 200 locations throughout California. 
    3. Contact the Live Scan location beforehand to confirm their working hours and accepted payment methods to avoid inconvenience. 
    4. Bring a primary form of ID, such as a driver’s license or CA ID, to the Live Scan appointment and be prepared to pay the rolling fee plus the DOJ and FBI fees, which vary depending on the agency requesting the Live Scan.

    Remember that Live Scan fingerprinting is necessary any time an individual changes employers or institutions. Results can generally be expected within 48 hours, and additional research is available if needed.

  • What is the difference between California Live Scan and ink fingerprinting?

    Live scan fingerprinting is an inkless electronic process that transmits fingerprint data to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for criminal record checks. Ink fingerprinting, on the other hand, requires ink and paper.

    The subject rolls their fingertips on a pre-printed card for manual fingerprint submission.

    Here are some of the differences between the two:

    Live Scan Fingerprinting:

    • No ink or messy cards are required.
    • Data is electronically transmitted to the DOJ in seconds.
    • More accurate and efficient due to its digital format.
    • A technician can retake a print repeatedly for the best image quality.
    • Faster and more cost-effective than ink prints.
    • Reduces common issues such as smudging, smearing, and over/under-inking.
    • Cleaner and easier for the technician to capture prints digitally.
    • A preferred method for many clients due to its speed and ease of use.


    Ink Fingerprinting:

    • Requires ink and pre-printed cards.
    • Prints must be of good quality for DOJ to accept them.
    • You can capture both thumbs on the same card.
    • Generally lower cost than Live Scan.
    • More available locations for ink card fingerprinting.
    • No need to worry about technical issues such as smudging, smearing, and over/under-inking.


    It’s important to note that Live Scan is the preferred method for many organizations and individuals due to its accuracy, efficiency, and convenience.

    However, Ink fingerprinting may still be necessary for some applicants whose prints cannot be captured electronically.

    Ultimately, the choice between the two methods depends on individual needs and circumstances.

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