Live Scan is the electronic capture of fingerprints, which are transmitted to the State or the Federal government, for a criminal history background check.
These background check "Live Scan" is often required by statute for certain types of state-issued licenses, employment, and volunteer work. It has many advantages over ink fingerprinting, including image quality and result turnaround time.
The Live Scan fingerprinting usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
You provide your Request for Live Scan Service form and a valid photo ID.
The Live Scan Operator will enter your information into the Live Scan system and take your fingerprints.
The information is then sent to the governing Live Scan agency to compare your fingerprints to a database of criminal history, which may take up to 30 days to be sent to your requesting agency or employer.
All types of individuals are required by the state and federal governments to get Live Scan, including (but not limited to): realtors, licensed DMV professionals, notaries, foster parents, teachers, appraisers, caregivers, stockbrokers, contractors, nurses, doctors, surgeons, security guards, volunteers, and lawyers.
Live Scan is often required for people who work or volunteer in positions of trust for populations such as vulnerable citizenry, the elderly, dependent adults and children.