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Mobile Certification Services LLC is a Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Live Scan Enrolled Agent for electronically capturing fingerprints.  WE COME TO YOU to process your images electronically or, depending on the requesting agency, on a hard card.


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What is Electronic Live Scan Fingerprinting?

The Live Scan fingerprinting process is a digital method of securely scanning your fingerprints using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) verses ink-styled fingerprints that are rolled onto a paper card. At the completion of the scan, results are transmitted to a California (or Federal) agency to perform a background check.

Live Scan produces high quality results to mitigate illegible fingerprints and improve application processing time. Live Scan also helps to avoid many problems associated with ink prints such as smearing, over/under inking and smudging.

Your Live Scan fingerprints are then confidentially transmitted directly to the Department of Justice – results are sent within two business days to your employer or licensing agency.

Who is required to get Live Scan Fingerprints?

Live Scan fingerprints are collected for a variety of industries and required by statute for certain types of state-issued licenses, employment, and volunteer work including but not limited to:

  • Notaries
  • Foster Parents / Adoption
  • Attorneys and Legal Workers
  • Banker and Stock Brokers
  • Lawyers
  • Teachers, Child Care Personnel
  • Assisted Living Personnel and Caregivers
  • Construction Contractors and Appraisers
  • Firearm Permits and Security Guards
  • Doctors, Nurses, Surgeons
  • Real Estate Licensees and the Mortgage Industry
  • State Employment
  • DMV Licensed Professionals

What are your prices?

Please contact our office for prices as certain Live Scan fingerprinting costs vary based on the form you provide to us from the requesting agency.  

Do you have a link to the various forms I might need?

Mobile Certification Services LLC highly recommends you verify with the requesting agency the form you need before we arrive to conduct the Live Scan fingerprinting process. You must have a valid government-issued photo ID and the correct form since the information on the form dictates the transferal of fingerprint images to the State and/or Federal government and then to your requesting agency.  The form will have the requesting agency’s information (i.e., ORI code, mailing code) which we need to complete the request (and make your fingerprinting experience a pleasant one).

Below is a comprehensive list of forms for you to download if the requesting agency does not provide you the form upfront (but always verify first). For some of the links, you will need to find the page with the Live Scan form:

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Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS)

Criminal Record Review / Foreign Adoption

Contractors State License Board

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Department of Real Estate (DRE)

Department of Social Services




Healthcare / Medical / Psychological

Visa / Immigration

Legal / Notary Publics

Pest Control

Other Related Industries

How long does it take to scan my fingerprints?

Live Scan fingerprinting takes less than fifteen minutes.

Mobile Certification Services LLC collects fees prior to the scan and does not issue refunds under any circumstances once the scan has been submitted. Please ensure that the information you provided is accurate – once it is received by the requesting agency, it is processed as submitted and cannot be modified.

This is my first time ever being fingerprinted! What will happen?

Mobile Certification Services LLC will arrive to scan your fingerprints using a certified DOJ/FBI  Live Scan machine (or, produce ink fingerprints on a hard card). Once your fingerprints are scanned, they are sent confidentially via electronic transmission to the appropriate agencies for background processing – ink cards are returned to you for submission.

Here is a breakdown when you are ready to schedule our visit with you:

>Your prospective employer or requesting agency will provide you with the “Request for Live Scan Form” (or similar form depending on your state of residence):
–Print three copies of the “Request for Live Scan Form”

>Fill out ALL personal information on the “Request for Live Scan Form”

–Date of Birth
–Social Security Number
–Driver’s License Number
–Phone Number

>Contact Mobile Certification Services LLC to schedule an appointment to perform the Live Scan at your home or office. Mobile Certification Services LLC will validate your government-issued ID and collect appropriate fees prior to scanning or ink hard card rolling your fingerprints. 

Can I obtain my Live Scan results?

Yes.  For California Applicants, you can find the information on the “Request for Live Scan Form” that you used when submitting your Live Scan transaction.

To check the status of your Live Scan, call the DOJ Hotline at (916) 227-2300 or visit the DOJ website by clicking here.


Can you perform Live Scan fingerprinting for large groups onsite?

Yes. For organizations with large groups of individuals or executives that need onsite fingerprinting, we can travel to your location to provide Live Scan fingerprinting service at a convenient time and place.

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