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FAQ’s

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan is a electronic computerized technology. It allows for the digital capture of
fingerprints and the immediate transmission of fingerprint records to the Department of
Justice, FBI or other authorized receiving agency.  live scan operator

The true identity of an individual can only be established through the submission of fingerprints. As mandated by federal and state statutes, fingerprint records are used to determine an applicant’s suitability for employment, licensing, certification and volunteer clearances.

What is a Live Scan Fingerprint Roller

In the state of California, Live Scan technicians must be certified by the Department of
Justice in order to provide service. Most Live Scan Providers, require that any potential
Live Scan technicians have advanced training and are well informed of state laws and
live scan certificateregulations that govern the process.

What is a Live Scan Provider?

Private Service Providers (PSP or Live Scan Business) are approved and allowed to submit fingerprints for background checks. A Live Scan Fingerprint Roller is NOT a Private Service Provider/Live Scan Business. You must be approved and fully understand the process to be approved and allowed to submit fingerprints for background checks.open a live scan business

A Private Service Provider (PSP -or-  Live Scan Business) IS a Live Scan Business. A Live Scan Fingerprint Roller can work for a Private Service Provider (PSP) however, can not own Live Scan Equipment for transmission of fingerprints to the FBI or DOJ. Only a Private Service Provider (Live Scan Business – or –  PSP) Can own Live Scan Equipment for transmission of fingerprints for background checks.

1. Live Scan Fingerprint Roller/Operator enters data provided by customer and rolls prints for submission to the Department of Justice or FBI. Live Scan Operators submit these electronic requests on behalf of applicant agencies that are reviewing the suitability of individuals for employment, licensing, certification, foreign adoptions or entry into the United States or another country.

2. Private Service Providers are approved to submit fingerprints to the DOJ and FBI, and have this is in addtion to becoming a Live Scan Operator/Roller. They are not one in the same.

To Summarize: The Live Scan Fingerprinting Roller works for the Private Service Provider. If you want to open your own live scanning business, you first must become a Live Scan Fingerprint Roller, then you are allowed to start the process in becoming a Private Service Provider – (Opening your own Live Scan Business). The process is extensive and  requires specific training.

What is the Department of Justice?

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The Office of the Attorney General was created by the Judiciary Act of 1789 (ch. 20, sec. 35, 1 Stat. 73, 92-93), as a one-person part-time position.  The Act specified that the Attorney General was to be “learned in the law,” with the duty “to prosecute and conduct all suits in the Supreme Court in which the United States shall be concerned, and to give his advice and opinion upon questions of law when required by the President of the United States, or when requested by the heads of any of the departments, touching any matters that may concern their departments.”

However, the workload quickly became too much for one person, necessitating the hiring of several assistants for the Attorney General. As the work steadily increased along with the size of the new nation, private attorneys were retained to work on cases.

By 1870, after the end of the Civil War, the increase in the amount of litigation involving the United States had required the very expensive retention of a large number of private attorneys to handle the workload.  A concerned Congress passed the Act to Establish the Department of Justice (ch. 150, 16 Stat. 162), creating “an executive department of the government of the United States” with the Attorney General as its head.

Officially coming into existence on July 1, 1870, the Department of Justice was empowered to handle all criminal prosecutions and civil suits in which the United States had an interest. To assist the Attorney General, the 1870 Act also created the Office of the Solicitor General, who represents the interests of the United States before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The 1870 Act remains the foundation for the Department’s authority, but the structure of the Department of Justice has changed over the years, with the addition of the offices of Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and the formation of various components, offices, boards and divisions.  From its beginning as a one-man, part-time position, the Department of Justice has evolved into the world’s largest law office and the chief enforcer of federal laws.

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “The most sacred of the duties of government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.”  This sacred duty remains the guiding principle for the women and men of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Fingerprint Back Ground Checks

Background-CheckThe California Department of Justice (DOJ) is mandated to maintain the statewide criminal record repository for the State of California. In this capacity, sheriff, police and probation departments, district attorney offices, and courts submit arrest and corresponding disposition information. The DOJ uses this information to compile records of arrest and prosecution, known as “RAP sheets,” for individuals and disseminates the information for law enforcement and regulatory (employment and licensing) purposes. RAP sheets are based upon fingerprint submissions, and therefore positively identified biometrically; a process by which a person’s unique identity is confirmed.

Authorized by California statute, the DOJ has processed State of California and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint-based background checks for decades. While all criminal background check requests must be authorized by statute, some are mandatory while others are permissive. In the past few years there has been a heightened awareness of the availability of criminal background checks to aid in regulatory hiring decisions. Consequently, the number of requests for criminal background checks continues to increase exponentially.

Today there are over 45,000 agencies authorized to perform background checks. DOJ technicians process approximately 2 million state level background checks and 1.2 million federal level background checks annually.

What is the purpose of a Background check?

live scan fingerprint workSecuring a criminal background check prior to employment, licensure, or certification provides a hiring or licensing authority an important resource, which aids in the evaluation of the applicant. These applicants are often candidates for positions that place them in a position of trust for some of California’s most vulnerable citizenry, elderly, and dependent adults and children. As such, it is vital for the hiring or licensing authority to be aware of specified active arrests or convictions. Entrusting applicants with the responsibility of the position prior to a criminal background check potentially jeopardizes the safety and integrity of the workplace and may leave some individuals exposed to unnecessary harm.

Employment and licensing authorities may also face legal liability if applicants with specified active arrests or convictions are employed or licensed when statute prohibits such action based on the successful completion of a criminal background check.

 

What is the Background Check Process?

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is mandated to maintain the statewide crimTheBackground-Check-Processinal record repository for the State of California. In this capacity, sheriff, police and probation departments, district attorney offices, and courts submit arrest and corresponding disposition information. The DOJ uses this information to compile records of arrest and prosecution, known as “RAP sheets,” for individuals and disseminates the information for law enforcement and regulatory (employment and licensing) purposes.

RAP sheets are based upon fingerprint submissions, and therefore positively identified biometrically; a process by which a person’s unique identity is confirmed.Authorized by California statute, the DOJ has processed State of California and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprint-based background checks for decades. While all criminal background check requests must be authorized by statute, some are mandatory while others are permissive. In the past few years there has been a heightened awareness of the availability of criminal background checks to aid in regulatory hiring decisions. Consequently, the number of requests for criminal background checks continues to increase exponentially.

Today there are over 45,000 agencies authorized to perform background checks. DOJ technicians process approximately 2 million state level background checks and 1.2 million federal level background checks annually.

Record Review

Agencies authorized to submit fingerprints and receive FBI identification records must provide written notification to the individuals fingerprinted that the fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. The officials making the determination of suitability for licensing or employment shall provide the applicants the opportunity to complete, or challenge the accuracy of, the information contained in the FBI identification record.
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These officials must also advise the applicants that procedures for obtaining a change, correction, or updating of an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28, C.F.R., § 16.34. Officials making such determinations should not deny the license or employment based on information in the record until the applicant has been afforded a reasonable time to correct or complete the record, or has declined to do so.

How much is Live Scan Equipment?

Although the Live Scan Fingerprinting business requires a smaller amount of investment compared to many  other new business opportunities.  You will find there are various options that are affordable and require no investment and others that are adjustable to your agency or small / large business requirements.

In your Business Training Class we will discus all the various options available.  Although you may not need employees initially, we will discuss having a freelance assistant in preparation for increased customers.

How lucrative is a Live Scan Business? How much can I earn?

The need for fingerprinting businesses is growing. The financial services, law enforcement and child care, and medical  industries are just a few that use background checks and fingerprinting as part of their standard hiring protocol. Opening a fingerprinting business requires less capital than other small business.

Considering the various options available to a new Live Scan Business,  the  revenue potential is very high.

Typical Live Scan Fingerprinting Fee:

$25 – $50 Per customer

In your Live Scan Business Class we will cover industry secrets for gaining more business.

 

How does the E-Learning Online Class work?

Online Class Menu is at the Top of the Main page – There is a Drop Down Menu – Select the class you wish to attend – Add to cart – You will be directed to a secured payment portal. Once Your payment has been processed you will be instructed on how to access your Online Class.

E-learning – Online Access

There are 3 Modules (Classes) 

 

#1. Learn How to Roll Fingerprints

#2. Learn How to Roll Ink Prints

#3 Start Your Own Live Scan Business 

 

Each course contains set standardized parts or independent units. The minimum requirement is that each course is reviewed for a minimum of 72 hours.  This does not mean each unit or topic in the actual class.  Log in instructions will be emailed to advance to the next course once the 72 hours has been timed.

If only (1) course of study was purchased  the Course Completion Certificate will be issued 72 hours after the first log in.
Ink Card Fingerprinting Course: Must have a minimum 8 cards reviewed by an Instructor prior to Course Completion.

 

Each lesson is timed, the lessons will not prompt to  advance or continue.  There is a 72 hour minimum required study for each module (classes) before you may advance to the next class. (minimum study applies only to the class as a whole not each chapter within the class or module)

I have to reschedule a Live Class I booked?

“Live” One-on-One Class sessions may be rescheduled with a 72 hour written email notice (support@livescanclasses.com) a 20% rescheduling fee will apply. After 72 hours Live Class sessions will not be rescheduled or refunded. No shows to a scheduled class will not be refunded. All e-Learning classes are nonrefundable.

I would like to incorporate this service in my already existing business?

Great!  We have helped business just like yours  by adding Live Scan Fingerprinting Services and Ink Card Fingerprinting Services. It allows for more advertisement for the existing business.

 

Can I just offer Ink Card Fingerprinting?

Absolutely! In fact you can take your Ink Card Fingerprinting Course and start offering Ink Card Fingerprinting with-in just  few days.

Be sure to contact our Student Service Department for details on the Ink Card Fingerprinting Kit.  Or check on our website for purchase options

My client has not received their Background Results?

 

Applicants can check the status of a Live Scan by phone or online access by providing the following :

Live Scan Status By Phone:   DOJ  (916) 227-2300 (automated)
Live Scan Status Online:  https://applicantstatus.doj.ca.gov/.

(1) ATI #
(2)  date of birth;
(3) the 10-digit Automated Transaction Identifier that appears at the bottom of the Request For Live Scan Service Form

The ATI number always appears in the following sequence:

1 LETTER; 3 NUMBERS; 3 LETTERS and 3 NUMBERS.


The ATI# is printed by The Live Scan Operator on the original Request for Live Scan Form and a copy is given to the applicant. (Lower part of form)

Ink Card Fingerprinting Kit

The Ink Card Fingerprinting Kit is  available for purchase for Registered Students Only. Contact the Student Support Department for information.

support@livescanclasses.com

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