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Live Scan is an inkless electronic fingerprinting. Applicant fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice for completion of a criminal record check. The Live Scan technology replaces the process of recording fingerprint patterns through a rolling process using ink. Ink fingerprinting is still required in many states. Digitizing the fingerprint images enables service providers much like American Live Scan to electronically transmit fingerprints to the Department of Justice in a matter of seconds, instead of the days required to send hard copy fingerprint cards through the mail. Additionally, the Department of Justice forwards Live Scan Fingerprints to the FBI (if required). We offer both live scan services and ink fingerprint card services, we are the largest California LiveScan provider; so take advantage of our many locations.

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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.

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.

A Trained and Certified Technician will scan your fingerprints using a Live Scan machine. The electronic fingerprinting session takes five to ten minutes and your prints are immediately sent via electronic transmission to the appropriate FBI-Certified channeling agencies for background processing. The technician collect all the appropriate fees from you (the live scan applicant).

To check for your fingerprint results, simply call the Department of Justice at (916)227-4557. Make sure to have your birth date and ATI number available. The ATI number is on the bottom of the request for livescan form. The system will prompt you to type in the ATI number, for the letters type in the corresponding numbers. For the birth date, type a two digit month, a two digit day, and a four digit year (MM/DD/YYYY).