Fingerprinting is done in one of two ways ? digitally by scanning your fingerprints on to a Live Scan computer and/or by ink prints manually on an ink card. Your employer or the agency that requires you to have your background screening will inform you on the type of fingerprinting needed.
LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING
When your fingerprints are scanned digitally, it is referred to as a Live Scan. Upon completion of your live scan, your digital prints are electronically submitted immediately to the California Department of Justice, and/or the FBI. These government agencies will then match your fingerprints against their criminal data base and directly notify the requesting agency of the results. If you have no record, you have successfully passed your background screening and the requesting agency may then issue your license or credential and authorize you to commence employment as the case may be.
Berkner Live Scan Fingerprinting & Notary Services is certified by the California Department of Justice and authorized by the FBI to roll fingerprints.
LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING FEES
Rolling Fee $20 ? Rolling Fee includes Transmission Fee to DOJ. CA DOJ ? California Department of Justice $32 ? DOJ Agency Fee for Visa/Immigration, Employment & Licenses. $25 ? DOJ Agency Fee for Personal Record Review. $15 ? Child Abuse Index Check ? Only applicable on certain licenses for the Department of Social Services.
FBI ? Federal Bureau of Investigation $19 ? FBI Agency Fee for Employment & Licenses. $15 ? FBI Agency Fee for Volunteers.
INK CARD FINGERPRINTING
Ink Card Fingerprinting may be required for any of the following reasons.
To obtain your criminal history record from another state or another country.
To obtain a copy of your criminal history record sent directly to you by the FBI.