Consumer Services

Digital Fingerprinting

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IdentoGO Centers provide convenient, fast and accurate Live Scan fingerprinting services. Whether you are required to be fingerprinted by a government agency or for employment, our trained Enrollment Agents will ensure that your paperwork is in order, take your fingerprints, process the request and have you on your way in no time!

We provide Live Scan fingerprinting services for a wide variety of state agencies, programs and industries including:

Adoption, Attorneys and Legal Workers, Banking, Child Care, Construction Industry Licensing, Education, Firearm Permits, Financial Services, Health Care, Human Services, Insurance, Management Services, Mortgage Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Real Estate, Social Services, State Employment, Transportation, and many more!

Services vary by state.

Live Scan Fingerprinting FAQs

What is Livescan fingerprinting?

Livescan fingerprinting is the process of capturing fingerprints electronically with our advanced LiveScan machine. With LiveScan fingerprinting, there is no ink or card. Your fingerprints are “rolled” across a glass plate and scanned. It is faster, cleaner and more accurate than the old ink-and-roll method.

A percentage of the population have difficult-to-read fingerprints, which can be due to age or certain types of work such as construction, or from prolonged exposure to various chemicals. Our state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained staff are able to maximize the quality of fingerprint images obtained, which reduces the likelihood of illegible fingerprints and will reduce the overall application processing time. The fingerprints are then submitted to the specific state agency to process.

Fingerprinting FAQs

What is the difference between a fingerprint-based background check and a non-fingerprint background check?

Fingerprint-based background checks run fingerprint searches against both FBI and state criminal databases to create a complete criminal profile of the applicant. Conversely, non-fingerprint background checks, or “name checks,” are not nearly as comprehensive and run the applicant's background against a limited number of predetermined commercially available records. Modern automated fingerprint identification systems can produce identification error rates of less than one percent. Conversely, name checks result in appreciable numbers of both false positives and false negatives.

Are name checks as reliable as fingerprints in criminal history checks?

In general, name checks are much less reliable than fingerprint searches. A name check is based on an individual’s name and personal identifiers such as sex, race, date of birth, and Social Security number. Because it is rare for this information to be unique to a particular individual, name checks can produce inaccurate results, especially when there are names and other identifiers in the database that are similar or identical to the information being checked. Mistakes can also result from misspellings, clerical errors or intentionally inaccurate identification information provided by search subjects who wish to avoid discovery of prior criminal activities.

There are generally two types of name check errors:

  1. Inaccurate or wrong identifications, often called “false positives,” occur when an applicant’s name check turns up an FBI criminal record because there are multiple individuals with the same name, while their fingerprint search shows they do not.
  2. Missed identifications, often called “false negatives,” occur when an applicant’s name check clears, but their fingerprint search shows they have an FBI criminal record.
What is Livescan fingerprinting?

Livescan fingerprinting is the process of capturing fingerprints electronically with our advanced LiveScan machine. With LiveScan fingerprinting, there is no ink or card. Your fingerprints are “rolled” across a glass plate and scanned. It is faster, cleaner and more accurate than the old ink-and-roll method.

A percentage of the population have difficult-to-read fingerprints, which can be due to age or certain types of work such as construction, or from prolonged exposure to various chemicals. Our state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained staff are able to maximize the quality of fingerprint images obtained, which reduces the likelihood of illegible fingerprints and will reduce the overall application processing time. The fingerprints are then submitted to the specific state agency to process.

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