What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live  Scan is a digital fingerprinting process that replaces traditional ink  fingerprinting in states where it’s available. An applicant’s  fingerprints are securely transmitted to a government agency, which  performs a criminal history background check using an Automated  Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).

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.

Who Needs Live Scan Anyway?

Real  Estate Licensees, DMV Licensed Professionals, Notaries, Foster Parents,  Teachers, Appraisers, Care Givers, Stock Brokers,Contractors, Nurses,  Doctors, Surgeons, Security Guards, Volunteers, Lawyers, etc.

What are the benefits of Live Scan?

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.

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). 

Livescan Prints for Illinois Concealed Carry License:


Illinois Concealed Carry Prints $65.00

Florida Hard Card $20.00

Fingerprints  are not required to obtain your Illinois Concealed Carry License.  However, including the livescan prints with your applications does  significantly speed up the process.

If  you have been printed in the past for employment, volunteer work etc  and have a Livescan TCN number, please note that it cannot be used again  when submitting your application.  TCN numbers are one time use and  specific to the single application only.

Florida  and Arizona require Fingerprint cards to be submitted.  These cards are  produced by the Livescan vendor and are submitted with your paper  applications.  Some states charge additional fees for the reading of the  prints.  Our fee is for the processing of the hard card only.

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