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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Live Scan?

    Live Scan is the electronic fingerprinting process that replaces traditional ink fingerprinting. An individual’s fingerprints are scanned and securely transmitted to the government, which performs a criminal history background check using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Live Scan is often required by statute for certain types of state-issued licenses, employment, and volunteer work.

  • Is Live Scan the same as a background check?

    Live Scan is a form of background check required by the state and federal governments; typically for state-issued licenses, employment, or volunteer work. It is also often required for (but not limited to) people who work or volunteer in positions of trust for populations such as vulnerable citizenry, the elderly, dependent adults and children.

    The government will check submitted fingerprints against its database to retrieve an individual’s criminal record.

  • Why do I need a Live Scan?

    Live Scan is often required for people who work or volunteer in positions of trust for populations such as vulnerable citizenry, the elderly, dependent adults and children.

  • Who needs Live Scan anyway?

    All types of individuals are required by the state and federal governments to get Live Scan, including (but not limited to): realtors, licensed DMV professionals, notaries, foster parents, teachers, appraisers, caregivers, stockbrokers, contractors, nurses, doctors, surgeons, security guards, volunteers, and lawyers.

  • Where do I get Live Scan?

    Certifix Live Scan has more than 300 convenient locations in the state of California.

    Certifix Live Scan also displays non-Certifix Live Scan locations. As Certifix does not actively maintain the Non-Certifix Live Scan locations, it is recommended to contact these businesses before visiting.

  • How does the process work?

    A trained and certified Live Scan specialist will capture fingerprints using a Live Scan system. The fingerprints are then sent securely via electronic transmission to the appropriate FBI or DOJ-certified channeling agencies for background check processing. A live scan typically takes 10 to 15 minutes, and the person taking the fingerprints will collect all appropriate fees at the time of service.

  • What is a requesting agency?

    A requesting agency is the organization that asks a Live Scan applicant to get Live Scan. This may be an employer, law enforcement agency, school, non-profit organization, home-care agency, etc.

    Requesting agencies are also sometimes referred to as applicant agencies.

  • What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

    Live Scan is a digital fingerprinting process that replaces traditional ink fingerprinting in states where it’s available. An applicant’s fingerprints are securely transmitted to a government agency, which performs a criminal history background check using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

    Live Scan is often required by statute for certain types of state-issued licenses, employment, and volunteer work. It has many advantages over ink fingerprinting, including image quality and result turnaround time.

  • What are the benefits of Live Scan?

    The Live Scan process helps in avoiding many of the problems associated with ink prints, such as smudging, smearing, and over or under inking. A major benefit of Live Scan is that your fingerprints are transmitted directly to the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice conducts a criminal background check, based on your fingerprints, results are sent within 24 to 48 hours to your employer or licensing agency.

  • Background of Live Scan

    As a result of legislation passed in 1997, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has developed the automated background check process which requires digitized fingerprints (“Live Scan”). Digitizing the fingerprints enables the electronic transfer of fingerprint images to the DOJ, which saves both time and money.

  • How do I check the status of my Live Scan results?

    For California Applicants:

    You need to contact your “Requesting Agency”, you can find the information for your requesting agency on the Request for Live Scan form that you used when submitting your live scan transaction.

    To check the status of your live scan, you can visit the DOJ website by clicking here.

    You will need the following information:

    • Your date of birth (DOB)
    • The 10-digit Automated Transaction Identifier (ATI) number that is located at the bottom of the Live Scan Applicant Request form.

     

    Check The Status of Your Live Scan

    For Requesting Agencies in California:

    Questions regarding applicant transactions can be emailed to: appagencyquestions@doj.ca.gov

  • If my requesting agency has an account with you, can I go to any of your locations?

    Some locations may reject Certifix Accounts.

    It is recommended to verify if a location accepts accounts by checking the payment methods of the location on our website.

    You may also call the location in advance or call Certifix Live Scan at (800) 710-1934 to verify.

  • I was interested in setting up an account with you, what would I need?

    To apply for a Certifix Account, you need to be a business that needs Live Scan.

    To set up an account, you need a Request For Live Scan Service form that applies to your business’ applicants. The form must be filled out with an ORI (Originating Agency Identifier).

    If you do not have a Request For Live Scan Service form and are new to Live Scan, you will need to contact the Department of Justice to apply for your own ORI. If you qualify, the Department of Justice will assign you your own ORI or provide you with the ORI of an organization that you fall under.

    To apply for an ORI, visit http://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/agencies or email appagencyquestions@doj.ca.gov for instructions.

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

    The Live Scan fingerprinting usually takes about 10-15 minutes.

    You bring your Request for Live Scan Service form and a valid photo ID.
    The Live Scan Operator will enter your information into the Live Scan system and take your fingerprints.
    The information is then sent to the governing Live Scan agency to compare your fingerprints to a database of criminal history, which may take up to 30 days to be sent to your requesting agency or employer.

  • Is Live Scan the same as fingerprinting?

    Live Scan is the electronic capture of fingerprints, which are transmitted to the State or the Federal government, for a criminal history background check.

    These background checks are usually required by state law for licenses, certifications and various types of employment and volunteer work.

  • What do I need to get a Live Scan?

    Your requesting agency should provide you with a “Request For Live Scan Service Form.” You will need to fill out the applicant information section and bring a valid photo ID such as a Driver’s license or state-issued ID.

  • If I have my fingerprints printed on an ink card, do I have to mail it myself or can you mail it for me?

    You would have to mail it in yourself. Your requesting agency should give you instructions to either mail it to their headquarters or directly to the state or federal government.

    Some locations may provide shipping and mailing services separate from the fingerprinting service. Please inquire with the staff of the fingerprinting locations before or during your visit.

  • I need to get my fingerprints sent to a different state, can I get Live Scan?

    Unfortunately, the state governments do not allow businesses in outside states to transmit fingerprints across state borders. Live Scan is only accepted if the fingerprints are taken in the same state that is receiving the Live Scan transaction.

    However, many states accept ink fingerprinting for fingerprint applicants that are not located in within the same state. Contact your requesting agency to find out how you can get your fingerprints taken if you are out of state.

    For California, the DOJ website has the Form BCIA 8705 with instructions; https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/security.

  • Who can I contact to pay an invoice?

    Please contact our billing department by phone at (800) 710-1934 ext 4 or by email at billing@certifixlivescan.com

  • What is a “Billing Number?”

    A billing number is a 6-digit code assigned by the Department of Justice to an agency to be billed directly for government processing fees.

    Some requesting agencies will cover the government processing fees by providing the billing number on the Request For Live Scan Service form. If the number is not present on the form and you were not given a Certifix Account Flyer by your requesting agency, you are responsible for paying all fees associated with the Live Scan.

  • Why was my Live Scan rejected?

    A Live Scan can be rejected either for poor fingerprint quality or data entry errors.

    Your employer or agency can find out what the reason was by emailing appagencyquestions@doj.ca.gov.

    You or your agency may also receive a rejection letter from the DOJ that states the reason for rejection.

  • What do I do if I received my California response, but the FBI rejected the applicant submission due to poor quality?

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) may reject fingerprints even if the images were acceptable by the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ).

    If this happens, the applicant will need to be reprinted using the original ATI (Applicant Transaction Identifier).

    If rejected twice for poor quality, the applicant agency must request an FBI name check.

    Consult your requesting agency for how to complete and submit the FBI Name Check Request.

  • If I get a rejection letter, can I go to another location to get a resubmission?

    You may go to any location to get a resubmission; however, you may be responsible for paying a new rolling fee. To avoid getting charged for new fingerprints, you should go to the same location that performed the original Live Scan transaction.

    If your Live Scan was rejected for data errors, you should go to the original location to avoid paying the fees. You will need to submit a new transaction and the Live Scan provider should waive the fees if they entered your information incorrectly.

  • If I made a mistake on my Live Scan form and it was already submitted, can I change it?

    Once submitted to the DOJ, we cannot correct/change any information.

    You will need to complete a new Live Scan form with the correct information and pay the fees for a new Live Scan.

    You may wait to get a rejection letter, as the Live Scan may still pass, but this could cause the process to take longer.

  • Do you provide the forms or do I have to bring the form?

    Whoever is requesting for the Live Scan should provide you with the Request For Live Scan Service form.

    If a location provides you with the Live Scan form, there is a possibility that it is not for the correct agency, and your Live Scan could be rejected or sent to the wrong agency.

  • Where do I get the Live Scan Request Form?

    The agency that is requesting the Live Scan must provide you with the Request For Live Scan Service form. Your requesting agency should have their information entered for you on the “contributing agency information” section of the form.

    The Live Scan location will not have the Request For Live Scan Service Form on site. If they do provide you with the form, you should verify it is the correct form with your requesting agency. An incorrect form will result in your Live Scan being rejected or sent to the wrong agency.

  • How long do you keep the Request For Live Scan Service Form?

    The California Department of Justice (DOJ) regulates that any Live Scan Service Provider keep the Request For Live Scan Service Form for one year. Once a year has passed, Live Scan Providers are required to cross-shred and dispose of the document.

  • There is no OCA number on my form, what belongs on this part of the Request For Live Scan Service form?

    On many forms, this line is also labeled “Your Number.”

    The OCA number is a line that your requesting agency may use for internal purposes. If there is no OCA on the Request For Live Scan Service form and they did not give your instructions for filling it out, leave it blank.

    Placing unauthorized data here can result in a delay or rejection from the DOJ or your requesting agency.

  • What if the applicant filled out the Live Scan form correctly, but the Live Scan operator transposed numbers or left information off the submission?

    The applicant will need to be fingerprinted as if it were the initial transaction. All fees will be charged. The Live Scan operator should not charge a rolling fee the second time if the mistake was his/hers. Also, you may be able to work out a deal with the fees with the Live Scan operator.

    If you keep having problems with the accuracy of information from a specific Live Scan site, please contact DOJ’s Client Services Program at (916) 227-3332 during regular business hours.

  • What do I need to know about mobile services?

    Our mobile fingerprint operators use our state-of-the-art system to take high quality Live Scan submissions at your location. We charge an event service fee and a per-applicant rolling fee. We also offer volume discounts for larger groups. Our customer service team will answer any questions before and after the event. We’re available 7 days a week and can easily fit into your schedule. Just let us know what your event needs are. All Live Scans are securely transmitted within 24 hours to the government for processing. If any Live Scan transaction is rejected based on fingerprint quality, we can arrange for complimentary resubmission.

  • 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 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 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. 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.

  • How much does Live Scan cost in Florida?

    Live Scan fingerprinting in Florida has two fees associated with the service. The rolling or service fee provided to the location can range between $30 to $40 plus the government fee associated with your application type which will either be $37.25 or $61.25.

  • Where can I find a Live Scan service provider near me in Florida?

    Simply visit the Certifix location directory and search using your city, state, or zip code, and we will provide you with a list of locations in your immediate area. Once you’ve found a suitable place, you can either walk-in or schedule an online appointment. 

  • 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 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.

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

    Livescan applicants are to submit their fingerprints electronically to the CA DOJ for the purpose of running a criminal history check. California law requires individuals to be fingerprinted in order to become certified or licensed in most professions. 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 offices across the US, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Live scans can be submitted through

  • 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 and costs around $35.

  • 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?

    Fingerprint cards are required for both law enforcement and employment purposes. The process for getting a fingerprint card varies slightly depending on the purpose of the card.

  • Do the UPS stores provide a live scan fingerprinting service?

    The UPS stores provide many services to help deliver your packages. Among these services is live scan fingerprinting, which allows you to be immediately cleared to work in certain fields.

    Certifix Livescan has just partnered with UPS to provide Live Scan services in their stores nationwide. Live Scan is the process of capturing fingerprints electronically for submission to specific agencies or archiving.

  • How long is the Live Scan good for in Florida?

    Once you’ve submitted your Live Scan transaction, a fingerprint-based background check report will be sent to your requesting agency and they will have a copy of this in their records. However, if you have a need for a different application type or job title, you will need to submit a second Live Scan as the agencies cannot share the results of your background check.

  • How do I submit a Live Scan in Florida?

    Submitting Live Scan in Florida is a very simple process, you will just need to figure out what ORI number is required for your application type and provide that to the Live Scan service provider or online using our step-by-step online enrollment process.

  • How do I send my fingerprint card to the Florida Board of Nursing?

    The Florida Board of Nursing requires that you submit a Live Scan transaction through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, they are not currently accepting fingerprint cards to be mailed to them as the fingerprint records must go through the Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse. The Florida Board of Nursing has provided a list of ORI numbers you can find on their website, to use with a Live Scan service provider.

  • How do I get my Live Scan results in Florida?

    The Live Scan results are sent electronically to your requesting or licensing agency, so it’s important that you contact them directly to ensure they have received the fingerprint-based background check report provided to them by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

  • How much is a Level 2 background check in Florida?

    Level 2 background checks in Florida will either be $37.25 or $61.25 based on your application type, this fee is paid in addition to the rolling or service fee charged by the location offering the Live Scan fingerprinting service.

  • How long does it take for a background check in Florida?

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has an automated system that will receive your Live Scan transaction and run a background check, a report is then automatically sent to your requesting or licensing agency. Background check reports may be delayed due to poor quality fingerprint capture or other issues that may come up during the fingerprint search.

  • What is the difference between a live scan and a background check?

    Live Scan is the process of collecting your personal information and an image of all ten of your fingerprints and transmitting them to a government agency for a background check. Based on the information provided, the government agency will run a background check using their automated systems to generate a report from their database.

  • How do I get my TCN for a Florida Live Scan?

    The Live Scan service provider can provide you with a TCN that you can use to search for the status of your fingerprint-based background check. It’s important to ensure you get the TCN before you leave the Live Scan site, as this is how we can follow up on the status of your Live Scan transaction.

  • where can I get fingerprinted near me?

    Simply visit the Certifix location directory and search using your city, state, or zip code, and we will provide you with a list of locations in your immediate area. Once you’ve found a suitable place, you can either walk-in or schedule an online appointment. 

  • how long does fingerprinting take to do?

    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 for fingerprints to come back?

    The results will be sent from the Department of Justice to the requesting agency once it is done processing. 

    Usually, this takes about 2-3 business days but depending on the process at the DOJ, it can take 3-4 business weeks. 

    If there are delays in the process, the DOJ will send a notice of Delay.

  • Is Live Scan the same as fingerprinting?

    Live scan is fingerprinting done electronically performed for an agency or an individual to receive a background check from the DOJ and FBI.

  • Where can I get my fingerprints taken in Michigan?

    The most common type of fingerprinting is a live scan. This is a process where a technician will take your fingerprints and submit them electronically to the FBI. You can find these services at many places, including police stations and county clerk offices.

    You can also get fingerprinting done by a Certifix Live Scan specializing in this service. These companies are often called “live scan providers” or “fingerprint vendors,” They work with organizations that need to collect fingerprints for background checks on employees or volunteers and law enforcement agencies who need to collect fingerprints to investigate crimes.

    You can find these services at many places, including our live scan locations are certified by the FBI and the Michigan State Police.

  • How much does a DOJ Live Scan cost in Michigan?

    The cost varies by location. However, you will be charged a service fee or a rolling fee covering the actual fingerprinting service cost. Additionally, you may be required to pay a government processing fee to cover the cost of running your fingerprint-based background check. It’s essential to call the location ahead of time to verify all prices and to ensure you have sufficient payment.

  • How fast do Live Scan results come back?

    Live Scan fingerprinting services are critical for any security clearance and background checks. The fingerprints are taken electronically, scanned, and then sent to the FBI for processing. Live Scan fingerprinting is typically done by a company that has been certified by the FBI to do so.

    The process can take anywhere from one day to two weeks, depending on the person’s location getting their fingerprints scanned. For example, suppose you live in Michigan and are looking for Live Scan fingerprinting services near you. In that case, there is a chance that it will take about one day for your results to come back because Michigan is relatively close to where the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) office is located in West Virginia.

  • How do I get fingerprinted for nursing license in Michigan?

    Many people wonder how they can get fingerprinted to apply for a nursing license in Michigan. There are many ways to get fingerprinted, but not all are considered legal. The most common method is getting fingerprinted at a live scan business.

    However, it is essential to keep in mind that the live scan business will need you to provide your driver’s license and social security number before they can process your fingerprints. This information will be submitted to the state and federal databases, so you should make sure that the live scan business is legitimate before going there.

  • How much does it cost to get fingerprinted in Michigan?

    We’ll charge you varies depending on where you are, but the most common plan involves a service fee or rolling fee. This pays for the fingerprinting service.

    Additionally, you might need to pay government processing fees: call the location ahead of time to find out how much they are and if there is any way of paying in advance or other discounts.

    Michigan has some of the cheapest fingerprinting services in the country. The prices range from $10 – to $30 and depend on what you are looking for: Livescan, digital, or ink-and-paper fingerprinting.

  • How do you get a fingerprint roller in Michigan?

    If you are looking for fingerprinting service in Michigan, it’s essential to know where to find a fingerprinting service that is both reliable and convenient.

    There are many different types of fingerprinting services available in Michigan. You can go to the police station or sheriff’s office and get your fingerprints taken by a live scan operator. Or you can contact your local law enforcement agency and inquire about getting your fingerprints taken at the jail. There are also private companies that offer fingerprinting services, such as Certifix Live Scan.

    In this Answer, we explored some of the different options for getting fingerprints taken in Michigan so that you can find the best option for yourself!

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