Live Scan Information

The Bureau Promotes and Supports Live Scan Fingerprinting
The Bureau does not supply hard copies of Live Scan Forms

Live Scan is a system for the electronic submission of fingerprints and the subsequent automated background checks and responses



Fingerprint Requirements: All requests from this Bureau for criminal background checks of applicants must be submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) either by Live Scan or on a completed ten-print (hard card) applicant fingerprint card. Previously processed Live Scan submission(s), fingerprint cards, or photocopies of fingerprint impressions are not acceptable.

Submitting Fingerprints for BSIS Firearms Permits: The Department of Justice’s (DOJ) process for issuing criminal history responses when an applicant submits one set of fingerprints for both a BSIS license and firearms permit using a combination Live Scan forms (e.g. Security Guard w/Firearm) may delay the Bureau's processing of your license application. To help avoid delays in the processing of your license application, you may wish to consider submitting two sets of fingerprints with separate Live Scan forms (e.g. Security Guard and Security Guard w/Firearm). Please note, however, that submitting fingerprints through two Live Scan forms is more expensive than submitting fingerprints with one combination Live Scan form.

A license will not be issued until the Bureau receives and reviews the information from the DOJ and FBI.

The DOJ and fingerprint processing fees are established by the DOJ and FBI and are subject to change without notice. The processing fees must be paid at the Applicant Live Scan site at the time of your fingerprint submission.


Complete the appropriate License Type Live Scan form identified in the chart below and take this document with you to the Live Scan Site for fingerprint submissions to the DOJ and FBI. Once your prints have been scanned, the Live Scan operator will complete the ATI Number and return the second and third copies to you with this information.

Your name, social security number and date of birth must be identical to that submitted on your application. All applicants must complete their personal identification information; all fields must be completed. To facilitate prompt and accurate processing, please TYPE or print legibly all requested information.

Keep a copy of the completed Live Scan form. You may check on the status of your Live Scan fingerprint response results by visiting To access the status of your fingerprint responses, you must enter the ATI number (located in the bottom section of the Live Scan form that is completed by the Live Scan Operator) and your date of birth. Please be advised that effective July 3, 2018, the DOJ's automated system, which was previously used to check on the status of Live Scan results, will no longer be available.

FINGERPRINT CARD SUBMISSION - (click for instructions)


Locate the license application type for which you are intending to apply in the left column of this chart and use the appropriate Live Scan Identifier form specified in the right column. Note: A Firearms Permit cannot be associated with a Private Investigator or Alarm Company Operator License organized as a Corporation or Limited Liability Company or a Private Patrol Operator license organized as a Corporation.

License Type Live Scan Identifier
Alarm Agent Employee (ACE)
Alarm Agent Employee w/Firearm (ACE & FQ)
Alarm Company Qualified Manager w/Firearm (ACQ & FQ)
Alarm Company Operator (ACO)
Alarm Company Manager (ACQ)
Alarm Agent
Alarm Agent w/Firearm
(Please use the Alarm Agent w/Firearm form)
Alarm Co Lic
Locksmith Company (LCO)
Locksmith Employee (LOC)
Private Investigator (PI)
Private Investigator w/Firearm (PI & FQ)
Private Investigator
Private Investigator w/Firearm
Private Patrol Operator (PPO)
Private Patrol Operator w/Firearm (PPO & FQ)
Private Patrol Opr/Per
Priv Patrl Opr/Per w/Fire
Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Prop Sec Off 7583.9 BP
Security Guard (G)
Security Guard w/Firearm (G & FQ)
Security Guard
Security Guard w/Firearm
Repossession Agency (RA)
Repossession Agency Qualified Manager (RAQ)
Repossession Agency Employee (RAE)
Training Instructor - Firearm (TIF)
Training Facility - (TFF)
Training Instructor - Baton (TIB)
Training Facility - Baton (TFB)
Training Instructor Lic