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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.