Live Scan Certification Classes

The question that is most often asked regarding live scan classes, revolves around how to become a live scan provider. A live scan class is where a potential live scan provider can take a course that teaches the ins-and-outs of the fingerprint-taking process. The end goal of taking a live scan course is that the participant will have acquired the necessary training to become a certified fingerprint roller/operator.

Once the class is completed, and the attendee is certified, there are many options available for the newly certified live scan fingerprint operator. Such options include being able to work for an agency that regularly fingerprints its clients or the public. Also, there is the option to become part of a mobile fingerprinting operating network, which is very appealing to those with flexible schedules, looking to earn some extra income. But perhaps the biggest benefit of taking a live scan class is being able to add fingerprinting services as part of an existing business or to start a new business altogether.

Live Scan Business Opportunity

Attending a live scan class affords any entrepreneurial-minded business owner (or potential business owner,) the opportunity to add a live scan fingerprinting business to their business portfolio. Keeping in mind that the reward for attending a live scan class is to get certified to roll fingerprints, it is an avenue that can lead to an add-on to any business. As a matter of fact, it has been shown that offering to fingerprint is one of the fastest-growing businesses in California, and this is expected to expand popularity across the country. The demands for fingerprinting certifications and certified fingerprint rollers will not be abating or slowing down any time soon. Expect the proliferation of background check requests and fingerprint requests to increase in an ever-changing security-conscious world.

As more businesses and organizations seek to vet employees before affording them sensitive jobs and positions, it is only a natural next step to require background checks for potential future employees.

Fingerprinting Certification

Due to the increased demand for fingerprint certification, the availability of live scan training classes is also on the rise. Since live scan courses teach you how to scan ink-less fingerprints and submit them to the Department of Justice (for California residents – other states governing agencies may vary) as well as the FBI, proper training by a certified instructor is required. Once you have completed the class, it is up to the instructor to certify the participants. If you have paid attention and demonstrated knowledge of the fingerprinting techniques required for processing fingerprints, you will be certified at the end of the class. This is confirmation that you have been trained to do fingerprinting. There is, however, an additional step to be able to scan fingerprints as a business. Your fingerprints are taken and the end of the class and are sent to the state agency responsible. In the case of California, that is the California Department of Justice (DOJ). They do a moral and financial background check on each applicant and send back the certification to you after about 3-6 weeks. At this time, you are now certified to roll or scan fingerprints in the state.

Certifix Live Scan offers Live Scan Fingerprint Certification at one of our several locations. You may register for any of our classes on our Live Scan Classes page.

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Do Small Businesses Need to Run Background Checks?

It is wrongly misunderstood that only large businesses require employment background checks to avoid trouble while smaller businesses think it’s a waste. However, it has been proven that smaller businesses might just need employment background checks more than large corporations. Why is it necessary?

A small business has a limited number of employees, this means employees interact closely with each other and in many cases; some wear various hats. For example, the content writer can also be doing the copywriting and social media for the business, sound familiar? So each employee has their share of responsibility, they need to be someone you can trust with the workload and critical matters to help your business grow. And that is why the hiring process for small businesses is very important and must be handled efficiently. Running an employment background check before hiring is reassurance that you made the right choice and can trust this person, so why aren’t small businesses or startups doing it regularly? Because they have a tight budget and think it’s time consuming and too expensive. (more…)

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What You Need to Know About the Live Scan Forms

Applicants always ask live scan technicians for help when it comes to filling out their live scan forms. Livescan technicians are experienced at what they do. They take fingerprints digitally through advanced scanning devices and transfer the images to the DOJ in a matter of seconds.

They are patient and professional. They always make sure that your fingerprint images are clear and if not, they will recapture more images until they are satisfied with the results. That, of course, is done so that the DOJ does not have trouble viewing or comparing your fingerprint images to their fingerprint criminal database.


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Why You Should Sign Up For A Live Scan Billing Account?

When you send your potential employees or volunteers for a Live Scan fingerprint background check – wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way not to ask them to pay for it out of pocket? There is! At Certifix Live Scan you can easily sign up for a Live Scan Billing Account.
It’s really simple and convenient – you can pay for all of the Live Scans in one simple monthly payment with a detailed bill for your accounting records. (more…)

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What is Live Scan and What is the Live Scan Process?

What is Live Scan? Before we go into the Live Scan Process and it’s uses let’s have a brief overview of what a Live Scan is.

Live Scan fingerprinting is an ink-less electronic fingerprinting that scans your fingerprints directly into the computer to do to determine who a person is so that a background check can be done.

No two peoples fingerprints match so they are used to for criminal actions and history reports and more.  More and more employers are requiring some form of pre employment background check, but in some instances a Live Scan fingerprinting is required before you can work there.

Some of these include: anyone who works in schools, foster care, lawyers, notaries, doctors, contractors and much, much more.


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Why Should I Use Live Scan?

More and more people are being required to complete and pass a background check before being hired for a job or volunteer in a variety of professions.

Some only require a simple background check and these have their flaws, but some want a very comprehensive thorough one that seemingly wants to know every lie you’ve ever told even the little white once you told in the third grade, OK maybe not that thorough, but you get the idea they want to know a complete criminal history. (more…)

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