Fast. Convenient.
Secure.

Live Scan is the easiest way to get a government background check.

Why Live Scan?

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100% electronic

No more ink smudges-our trained specialists take your fingerprints with high-quality digital scanners.

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Accurate identification

Your prints get checked against official government databases for any record of criminal history.

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Quick results

Your background check results get sent directly to the organization that requested your live scan.

How to get a live scan

Step 1

Complete your forms

The organization that’s requesting your live scan will provide you with a Request for Live Scan Service form. Fill out your personal information and follow any special instruction that may have been included with your form.

Step 2

Find a fingerprinting location

With over 200 convenient Certifix locations, it’s easy to find one near you.

When you get fingerprinted, bring:

  • 3 copies of your completed Request for Live Scan Service form
  • Valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport
  • Payment method
Step 3

Get fingerprinted

Our trained specialists will take your fingerprints and send them to the government for processing. The organization that requested your live scan will receive the background check results.