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Fax: 818-914-4852

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What is Live Scan Fingerprinting and Where Do I Get One in Woodland Hills?

Blogged by The Postal Place WH on October 4, 2015, 7:37 pm

Here in the San Fernando Valley and beyond, Live Scan Fingerprinting is an increasingly common method for digitally capturing fingerprints. Today, a wide variety of professions require Live Scan Fingerprinting to be conducted prior to hiring or starting work.

Fortunately, the Live Scan Fingerprinting process shouldn't take longer than ten minutes, and can be easily conducted at The Postal Place in Woodland Hills, where Live Scan trained employees can guide you through the process quickly and easily.

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?
Live Scan Fingerprinting is an electronic alternative to the common ink and paper method of fingerprinting. When you place your finger on the electronic pad, a digital scan is created of your fingerprint, which is then used to conduct a criminal background check.

As required by an employer, Live Scan Fingerprinting results are sent to The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to cross reference the results of your fingerprint scan. Then, the Live Scan results are sent to the agency—your potential employer—that requested the background check. Using this electronic method, rather than the traditional ink and paper fingerprinting process, results are available within a few days, rather than weeks.

What jobs usually require Live Scan Fingerprinting?
More and more businesses are requiring Live Scan Fingerprinting prior to an offer of employment. Some of the professions that routinely request this kind of background check include:
  • Teachers
  • Notaries
  • Real Estate Licensees
  • Caregivers
  • Security Guards
  • Nurses
  • Lawyers
  • Doctors
  • Contractors
  • Foster Parents
  • Stock Brokers
  • Appraisers
  • DMV Workers
How does Live Scan Fingerprinting work?
At The Postal Place Woodland Hills, we offer Live Scan Fingerprinting in a private, stress-free environment to make the process easy and streamlined for you. Our employees are trained Live Scan Fingerprint administers, and the process typically takes no more than ten minutes.

What should you bring to a Live Scan Session?
  • A government issued photo ID, like a passport or a driver's license.
  • 3 copies of a completed “Request for Live Scan Service” form, as provided by your potential employer
  • Payment for the service
How long do Live Scan Fingerprinting Results take?
The Department of Justice typically completes Live Scan Fingerprinting results within 72 hours of your delivered scan. Should any delay occur, the DOJ will contact your potential employer to notify them. The results are then delivered to the agency listed on the Live Scan Request form.

Whatever your reason is for having a Live Scan Fingerprint conducted, it's important that the process is performed accurately and professionally, so that there are no delays in the return of your results. At The Postal Place in Woodland Hills, our employees are trained and experienced in providing Live Scan Fingerprinting.

The Postal Place in Woodland Hills is a celebrated mainstay of the San Fernando Valley's small business community. We serve our neighbors and friends with pride, offering Live Scan Fingerprinting, notary assistance, personal postal services, and more. We are a proud member of the West Valley-Warner Center Chamber of Commerce and look forward to many years of continuing to serve our friends, neighbors and fellow business owners. Contact us today with any questions you may have. We can always be reached via our website at or by phone at 818-914-4855.