Frequently Asked Questions
Prestige Livescan was established in 2019 to serve the Niceville, Valparaiso, Destin, Fort Walton Beach areas with affordable, professional and quick livescan fingerprinting, background checks and more.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has developed the automated background check process which requires digitized fingerprints (“Livescan”). Digitizing the fingerprints enables the electronic transfer of fingerprint images to the FDLE, which saves both time and money.
What are the benefits of Livescan?
The Live Scan process helps in avoiding many of the problems associated with ink prints, such as smudging, smearing, and over or under inking. A major benefit of Livescan is that your fingerprints are transmitted directly to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducts a criminal background check, based on your fingerprints, results are sent within 24 to 96 hours to your employer or licensing agency.
What is Livescan Fingerprinting?
Livescan is a digital fingerprinting process that replaces traditional ink fingerprinting in states where it’s available. An applicant’s fingerprints are securely transmitted to a government agency, which performs a criminal history background check using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
Livescan is often required by statute for certain types of state-issued licenses, employment, and volunteer work. It has many advantages over ink fingerprinting, including image quality and result turnaround time.
What is a requesting agency?
A requesting agency is an organization that asks a Livescan applicant to get Livescan. This may be an employer, law enforcement agency, school, a non-profit organization, home-care agency, etc.
Requesting agencies are also sometimes referred to as applicant agencies.
How does the process work?
A trained and certified Livescan specialist will capture fingerprints using a Livescan system. The fingerprints are then sent securely via electronic transmission to the appropriate FBI or DOJ-certified channeling agencies for background check processing. A live scan typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, and the person taking the fingerprints will collect all appropriate fees at the time of service.
Where do I get Live Scan?
Prestige Livescan is a FDLE certified Livescan vendor located in Niceville, Florida, just a convenient drive from Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Navarre and all over the Florida Panhandle.
Who needs Livescan?
All types of individuals are required by the state and federal governments to get Livescan, including (but not limited to): realtors, licensed DMV professionals, notaries, foster parents, teachers, appraisers, caregivers, stockbrokers, contractors, nurses, doctors, surgeons, security guards, volunteers, and lawyers.
Why do I need a Livescan?
Livescan is often required for people who work or volunteer in positions of trust for populations such as vulnerable citizenry, the elderly, dependent adults and children.
Is Livescan the same as a background check?
Livescan is a form of background check required by the state and federal governments; typically for state-issued licenses, employment, or volunteer work. It is also often required for (but not limited to) people who work or volunteer in positions of trust for populations such as vulnerable citizenry, the elderly, dependent adults, and children.
The government will check submitted fingerprints against its database to retrieve an individual’s criminal record.
What is Livescan?
Livescan is the electronic fingerprinting process that replaces traditional ink fingerprinting. An individual’s fingerprints are scanned and securely transmitted to the government, which performs a criminal history background check using an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Livescan is often required by statute for certain types of state-issued licenses, employment, and volunteer work.
Does Prestige Livescan offer AHCA Fingerprinting?
YES! Prestige Livescan is an authorized and certified photo-enabled AHCA fingerprinting Florida location in Niceville. Our AHCA fingerprinting service includes everything you need for an AHCA level 2 background check including the livescan fingerprinting and photograph. All of our AHCA fingerprinting services include instant, same-day submission to the FDLE and AHCA. Our professional staff knows how to carefully roll your fingerprints for optimal output and is expertly trained in getting your photograph just perfect. If you’re looking for an AHCA fingerprinting location near me, Prestige Livescan is your best provider!
Where Can I Get My Fingerprints Taken?
Prestige Livescan in Niceville, Florida has the professional and expertly trained staff to get your fingerprints taken. Prestige Livescan offers same-day service and both electronic submission and hard card copies are available. Walk-ins are always welcome but appointments are preferred and can easily be made online here at our website. The staff at Prestige Livescan are professionally trained by the FDLE and FBI, with hundreds of hours of training under their belts to get your best possible fingerprints.
Do you offer personal security concepts?
YES! Prestige Livescan offers personal security concepts in many forms and fashion, including livescan fingerprinting, Level 1 background checks, and secure document shredding. Let Prestige Livescan in Okaloosa County, Florida be your one stop shop for your personal security concepts.
Do you offer AHCA background screening?
YES! Prestige Livescan is a photo-capable and AHCA clearinghouse fingerprint livescan provider. If you are a new applicant or renewing your license, Prestige Livescan can quickly and seamlessly fingerprint and photograph you for a smooth and painless process.
Do you submit directly to the AHCA Clearinghouse?
YES! We are an approved AHCA clearinghouse provider. Florida Statutes state that your livescan fingerprints and photographs must be submitted by an approved AHCA clearinghouse provider and a non-certified provider can cost you time, money and embarrassment. Let Prestige Livescan handle all your AHCA clearinghouse submission needs the right way, the first time, every time!