Live Scan Fingerprinting Service

Live scan fingerprinting is a digital method to capture your fingerprints

What Is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan fingerprinting is the process of capturing fingerprints electronically for submission to specific agencies, archiving, or fingerprint card printing. There is no ink involved in providing a live scan fingerprinting service.
PrintScan staff members use our custom built live scan machines to roll your fingerprints across a glass screen. This screen captures the sequence of your fingerprints and displays them on a computer screen. Live Scan fingerprinting is a preferred method for most of our clients. The advantage of live scan fingerprinting provides a much more clear image of your fingerprints and reduces the chance for prints to be denied by any agency or department.
Live scan machine

Reasons For FBI Background Checks

Digital Fingerprinting

Many agencies still require the traditional ink fingerprints for their licensing. PrintScan’s state of the art software can capture fingerprints digitally and print them out on fingerprint cards.

Live Scan FBI

PrintScan is able to transmit electronic fingerprint submissions directly to the FBI through an authorized FBI Channeler.

Fingerprint Archiving

PrintScan’s software is capable of capturing digital fingerprints and storing them in our secure server for the purpose of generating hard copies of fingerprint cards as needed in the future.

FDLE Live Scan

PrintScan is an FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) authorized Live Scan vendor and can transmit records electronically directly to FDLE.

First Advantage

PrintScan is authorized to transmit digital fingerprints for background screening purposes through First Advantage.

Finra Fingerprinting

PrintScan is only one of thirteen companies in the United States authorized to digitally capture and submit your Electronic Fingerprint Submissions (EFS) directly to FINRA.

Live Scan Process

Find A Location

Search for a location near you using our zip code finder map.

Make An Appointment

Make an appointment and pre enroll using our step by step process.

Confirm Via Email

Receive an email from PrintScan confirming your appointment details.

Live Scan Fingerprinting Locations

      Need To Get Fingerprinted?

      Make an appointment with us and get started.

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Q. How long does it take to get electronically fingerprinted?

      It typically takes about 10 minutes from the time you are called, until all of your fingerprints have been captured.

      Q. Who Needs Live Scan fingerprinting?

      Many agencies and programs accept electronically submitted fingerprints for occasions such as adoption and gaining a firearm permit. Certain careers and professions will also require fingerprints as part of a background check. Some of these include nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, dentists, and more.

      Q. Is Live Scan fingerprinting messy?

      No ink is used when doing live scan fingerprinting. You only need to touch a clean piece of glass to capture your images.

      Q. What information do I need to have my fingerprints done?

      You need a valid state or federally issued form of identification so we can prove your identity. A valid driver’s license or passport is acceptable.

      Q. Do I need to bring any documentation to be fingerprinted?

      We typically don't need any additional documentation other than your identity documents.

      Q. What payment do you accept?

      We accept any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discovery/American Express)

      Q. How far back does an FBI background check go?

      An FBI background check goes back for the entire applicants lifetime.

      About Us

      PrintScan is a fingerprinting and background screening company offering fingerprinting services worldwide. While serving the general public, PrintScan also specializes in the design and implementation of live scan equipment and software. Corporate solutions, software, and a network of over 700 locations are at our customers fingertips.

      PBSA Background
      FBI Appendix F Certified
      FBI Approved Channeler
      SOC 2 Compliant
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