$20 rolling fee, or $50 done at your home or place of choice i.e. Starbucks, Borders, Office, etc.


Applicants for employment or licensing in occupations or positions required by California State law to provide criminal history information prior to the render of service. Live scan has become the most common method for obtaining applicant fingerprints of the following applicant types:

  • School employees including principals, teachers, office workers, instructional (classroom) assistants, bus drivers, and custodians
  • Community Care licensees including child daycare employees, home daycare providers, elder care givers, nurses, doctors, coaches, certified medical assistants, foster parents, and adoptive parents
  • Also, applicants for licensing in California as Realtors, Notaries Public, Stock Brokers, Attorneys, Pharmacists, Psychologists, MFTs, Licensed Social Workers (LCSW), Driving Instructors, Vehicle Salespersons, Vehicle Dealers or any other vehicle industry related occupation licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

This is by no means a "definitive" list. Requirements and legislation are constantly evolving and changing. Several industries and occupations have legislation pending, furthering the use of live scan technology in employment and applicant processing.


APS Live Scan & Notary Services located in Fremont, California is certified by the California Department of Justice and FBI as an authroized Live Scan Fingerprinting Provider. The Notary Public is a NNA Certified and Background Screened Notary Signing Agent who is fully Licensed, Insured & Bonded. Live Scan Fingerprinting and Notary Public Services are offered in Alameda County.  APS is totally mobile and there is no travel charge for our customers. We come directly to your home, office, or school at no extra charge..

  • Live Scan is an electronic means of capturing fingerprints and then transmitting them to the California State Police, Department Of Justice, and the FBI. Previously, fingerprints were taken by applying ink to each finger, then rolling each finger on a fingerprint card. By processing fingerprints electronically, criminal history responses can be provided within 72 hours, as well as an California State Police notification of future convictions
  • Provide data analysis from highly skilled fingerprint specialists
  • Using state-of-the-art fingerprint technology, electronically transmit fingerprints and related data to the California State Police, Department Of Justice, and FBI.
  • Quick results

 Electonic live scan fingerprinting eliminates errors and multiple "hits" associated with name checks, and ensures the accuracy of the background check. Rest assured--no two fingerprints are the same; EVEN IDENTICAL TWINS DO NOT HAVE THE SAME FINGERPRINTS !
For our potential customers, this state of the art fingerprint technology was once only available to law enforcement agencies.
We also offer on-site service for organizations and corporations with groups of 25 or more.

                                                           APPLICANT GUIDELINES FOR A LIVE SCAN


Prior to scheduling your Live Scan appointment, you must obtain a Request for Live Scan Service (BCII 8016) form (except childcare licensing applicants-see below) from the employer or agency. SCCOE Live Scan Fingerprint Unit accepts Requests for Live Scan Service forms from any employer or agency approved for Live Scan by the DOJ (provided the form’s information is complete). Please be aware that the SCCOE Fingerprint Live Scan Unit does not issue forms for any employer or agency (including the SCCOE). It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain the appropriate form(s) from employer(s)/agencies.
School Employee Applicants

For Classified Employment (including permanent positions, non-permanent or substitute assignments).
If you are an applicant selected for a classified permanent or classified non-permanent (substitute) assignment, a REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN SERVICE form will be provided to you by the hiring school district/employer.

For Certificated Employment.
If you are an applicant selected for a teaching (certificated) position, the school district/employer will provide you with a REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN. A second REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN SERVICE form is required if you are an applicant applying for school district employment and, at the same time, applying to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for any of the following:

  1. Out of State Credential Registration.
  2. A Preliminary Teaching Credential.
  3. A Substitute Teacher Permit

In such cases, the second REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN SERVICE form will be provided to you by the Credential Services Unit at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) upon submission and completion of required documents.

Community Care Licensing Applicants

If you are an applicant requesting clearance for community care licensing including, adult residents, volunteers (under certain conditions) and employees of community care facilities who have contact with clients. You may obtain the Live Scan Application Submission form, information and updates from the licensed provider from any Community Care Licensing District Office. Please be aware that childcare licensing clients of the California Department must use the Request for Live Scan Service form, LCI 9163.

This form will also automatically request a Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) check if needed. The Child Abuse Central Index name check is an additional background check required for individuals associated to any facility that cares for children. This requirement became effective January 1, 1986. If the CACI check is required, an exemption cannot be granted until this portion of the background check is also cleared. Effective January 1, 1999, the Department of Justice provides CBCB with notification of any subsequent incidents of child abuse after the initial clearance.

All Other Applicants

All other applicants for state licensing or permits for occupations and positions such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Notary Public, Nurse, Pharmacist, Real Estate, Social Worker, and Stockbroker should obtain a REQUEST FOR LIVE SERVICES form from their employer or agency representative (i.e., public employer, regulatory agency, state board, etc.).


If you are a 1st time applicant for a credential or permit applicant, please be sure to meet with the Credentials Department prior to scheduling an appointment time so that you can get your documents reviewed, approved and turned into credentials prior to your fingerprint appointment.

You must have the following with you to your appointment in order to be processed:

  • Livescan form from State/District/Agency or Program
  • Driver's License, ID or Passport (If you are not a US citizen, you must have INS Authorization
  • Valid Social Security # on your livescan form
  • You must also present a valid form of identification. This would include: driver's license from any state, as long as it's current and valid; California Identification card; or birth certificate, if under the age of 18 and do not possess a driver's license or CA ID card.
  • The Live Scan Technician will then inform you of the charges (if payment is required), which include all necessary services DOJ and FBI and the transmission of prints.
  • After obtaining your fingerprints and demographic information, the data will be electronically transmitted to DOJ for processing.
  • DOJ will send the results of the background clearance check to the requesting employer/agency (i.e., school district, community college, community care licensing agency, etc.).
  • Fees:
    • All County Clearance (Clearinghouse) $15.00
    • Processing Documents $25.00
    • For all outside agencies or licensing with a billing code $18.00, without a billing code: DOJ $50.00, FBI $74.00
    • For all Educational Agencies with a billing code $25.00, without a billing code: DOJ $57.00, FBI $71.00
    • Money Order, Cashiers check, VISA or MasterCard, or cash can be used for payment

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