Live Scan Finger Printing in Glendale

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What is Live Scan fingerprinting?

Live Scan is inkless electronic fingerprinting. The fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for completion of a criminal record check.

Who is affected by it?

Anyone applying for an occupational license issued by DMV will be Live Scan fingerprinted. It also applies to first time applicants for an ambulance driver certificate. Schools may also ask you to be Live Scanned if you are going to volunteer. Check with your employer to find out if you need to be Live Scanned.

Why "Live Scan" fingerprinting?

As a result of legislation in late 1997, Department of Justice has developed an automated background check process that requires digitized fingerprints ("Live Scan"). Beginning January 1, 2000, DOJ has asked that fingerprints be submitted by Live Scan rather than hard copy fingerprint cards. Digitizing the fingerprints enables the electronic transfer of the fingerprint image data along with personal descriptor information to computers at the DOJ in a matter of seconds, instead of the days required to send hard copy fingerprint cards through the mail. DOJ's goal is to process 95% of the digitized fingerprints within 3 days.

What is the cost to be Live Scan fingerprinted?

The cost to electronically fingerprint the applicant is 20.00. Different agencies also require additional charges which are collected at the time of the Live Scan. The DOJ collects $32.00, and others can be more or less. Check with the agency requiring the Live Scan to determine the final cost.

What are the benefits of Live Scan?

Live Scan will avoid many of the problems associated with ink prints, such as smudging, smearing, and over or under inking. A major benefit of Live Scan is in processing speed since nearly all of those without criminal records are done within 3 days. Rolled ink prints (traditionally submitted on a fingerprint card) can take 10 to 12 days to process and up to 60 days if there is a criminal record.

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