What it is LiveScan?
Live Scan is a way to take inkless fingerprints, which are then digitalized and transmitted directly to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ then checks the fingerprints against known criminal history records. A response (criminal history or no criminal history) is then sent to the agency requesting the Live Scan.
Please note that the OCA number is still required for all DCF fingerprint submissions. This information will not be passed to the Livescan vendor/service provider in the ApplicantInfoGetResponse from the Clearinghouse Website. LiveScan providers and vendors should enter the OCA number for the DCF provider, including DCF Summer Camps, when an appointment is scheduled or at the time of fingerprinting.
Live scan fingerprinting refers to both the technique and the technology used by Law Enforcement Agencies and private facilities to capture fingerprints and palm prints electronically, without the need for the more traditional method of ink and paper.
In the United States, most law enforcement agencies use live scan as their primary tool in the Recognition of human individuals. Live scan is commonly used for criminal booking, sexual offender registration, civil applicant and background check. Live scan results can be verified and returned to the source within 3-5 business days of transmission.