Question & Answer

Elite Live Scan

Question: Do I have to fingerprint at the school/testing/organization site?Answer:  

NO. This is a great question. For most state certifications the Federal fees for your live scan is $49.00. The rest of the fee is the roll fee which can be very high. If your live scan is not included in your tuition package you can choose to go where you like. This applies to on site fingerprinting (Contractors, Real Estate, Medical Field, Security Guards.and more) from licensing to sports organizations. Caution to sports parents: You do not have to be fingerprinted by the on site service your conference provides. You are exempt from the $32.00 DOJ fee due to the non-profit youth organization status. You only pay the roll fee. Here at Elite coaches only pay $14.00!

Question: I've been printed several times, I'm I in the system? 

Answer: Each time you are requested by an agency to have a criminal background check performed you must be printed under their ORI.

              Your criminal history can only be accessed by a DOJ approved agency or yourself and can not be shared with anyone. Your prints

              are run against the DOJ and/or FBI criminal data base.

Question: What is the agency looking for?

Answer:  The agency that requests your background will receive a report listing your prior arrests. If you do not have a criminal history  it will 

               state so on the report. You need to contact the agency to verify what they will accept or deny.

Question: I have done a expungement on my criminal record so I will have no problems right?

Answer:   An expungement ONLY hides the details of a criminal case from employment agencies. It does not hide details for licensing and                                 certification purposes or law enforcement. 

Question: Why do the federal fees vary with different ORI numbers.

Answer: The Federal fees are based on the level of background that is requested. The base price for the California Department of Justice

               is $32.00. Federal Bureau of Investigation is $17.00. There are many variables to the fees depending on the ORI including Child/Elder                        abuse Index and Firearm Index which adds to the fees. There are also ORI numbers were the fees are reduced or exempt. These fees

               are set by the government and are non-negotiable and are non-refundable once your record is transmitted. These fees are the same at

               any live scan location you visit including law enforcement. The roll fee is the price the live scan facility charges to perform the service.

               This fee varies with each live scan location. Give us a call and we will be happy to give you an exact quote for your ORI number.

Question: What is the difference between fingerprinting at the Sheriffs/Police Department or a private live scan facility?

Answer: None. We are both authorized through the California Department of Justice to capture and transmit fingerprints.

               When working with a private live scan facility be sure that your technician has their Certificate to roll fingerprints issued by the DOJ.

               in view and a current business license posted. The certification insures that a background check has been performed by the DOJ 

               and that person is cleared by the DOJ to perform the service. To insure the facility is in good standing with the DOJ make sure the                              business is posted on the California Attorney General website. This site is only accessible by the DOJ to post locations of live scan                             sites in good standing. The live scan facilities can not open post on this site. 


                         If you have any questions that we did not address please feel free to call us. We will be happy to assist you.