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.
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The fastest, best quality, most popular and most reliable approach to a complete thorough background check out there is a Live Scan.
Who may need a Live Scan? Teachers, caregivers, coaches, foster parents, people applying for foreign adoption, doctors, nurses, contractors, security guards, people applying for an immigration VISA, real estate licensees, appraisers, and notaries just to give an idea. Pretty much anyone may at some point need a Live Scan.
Live Scan is fast because once you receive the paperwork requesting the Live Scan all you have to do is fill it out, find a location, and make an appointment. Once you go to your appointment and have your fingerprints scanned the whole process is done by a trained and certified Live Scan technician and only takes 5-10 minutes.
Once completed the fingerprints are electronically submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) for verification and from there the agency or employer that requested the Live Scan gets the results in just 2 days. Compared to up to 2 months using traditional ink fingerprinting cards and postal mail.
Live Scan provides digital fingerprinting so the images are always clear. If the first scan isn’t perfect the certified technician can immediately rescan them before submitting your fingerprints to the DOJ. This eliminates messy ink and smudged prints. There is no over inking or under inking.
There is no chance of going through the messy process of getting your fingerprints done the traditional way, having the card mailed in by postal mail waiting weeks only to find out for some reason the prints were just not legible only to have to start the whole process again.
Meanwhile, the candidate you thought was perfect for the job has found another job because he or she just couldn’t keep waiting for the background check to be completed. Don’t let this happen to you when there is a faster, more reliable, better quality method out there.
Live Scan locations are conveniently located, usually minutes away from your home, office or business and mobile scanning are available for groups of 3 or more so you don’t even have to come to an office.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Live Scan work?
The requesting agency provides the applicant with a Request For Live Scan Service Form.
The applicant then takes the form along with proper identification to the nearest live scan location to get fingerprinted via live scan.
This is then sent to the DOJ, FBI or both to be processed.
The DOJ then sends the results to the requesting agency only.
What do I need to get a live scan?
The requesting agency should provide you with a “request for live scan service form“. You will need to fill that out, you will also need to bring a primary form of I.D. such as a Driver’s license or a CA ID
How much does live scan cost?
The fingerprint rolling fee typically ranges between $25-35, these are in addition to the applicable government fees depending on the level of service required by your agency.
The typical fees are Department of Justice (DOJ) $32 and FBI $17.
These fees may range depending on the type of agency requesting your live scan.
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.