101 E. Third Street Suite 204
Alton, IL 62002
101 E. Third Street Suite 204
Alton, IL 62002
24 / 7 / 365 Support
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
Live scan is an inkless electronic system designed to capture an individual’s fingerprint images and demographic data (name, sex, race, date of birth, etc.) in a digitized format that can be transmitted to the state central repository (Illinois State Police) for processing. The data is forwarded to the Illinois State Police (ISP), Bureau of Identification (BOI) over a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and then processed by the ISP’s Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). Once received at the BOI for processing, the inquiry can then be forwarded to the FBI electronically for processing. All of this occurs within minutes and results in a biometric identification of an individual with little or no human intervention.
There have been a number of advancements in livescan technology over the last ten years. Live scan fingerprint technology provides a fast, easy way of capturing fingerprint images and transmitting them to get a quick criminal history record response. Live scan operators do not require in depth training in order to roll a good set of fingerprints and do not have to be versed in the science of fingerprinting to successfully utilize live scan equipment. Today’s live scan devices are equipped with error checking software that reduces potential fingerprint quality errors. Live scan technology is widely used among criminal justice as well as many non-criminal justice agencies that submit fingerprints to the state and/ or FBI for processing. The overwhelming majority of fingerprint submissions received by the ISP and FBI are submitted electronically utilizing live scan technology.
Major advantages of utilizing a live scan system include the ease of use and the speed in which fingerprint images and demographic data can be captured and transmitted and positive identifications made. Fingerprint impressions are taken by placing an individual’s fingers against a glass platen and scanning them. The scanned images are digitized and packaged with the demographic information that must be keyed into the system. Both sets of data are then electronically forwarded to the ISP’s AFIS system for processing. Most live scan submissions are processed and results returned within 48 hours. The criminal history response is returned to the requesting agency based on their Originating Identification Number (ORI), not the live scan vendor capturing and transmitting the fingerprint submission. Another benefit of live scan technology is its built-in quality assurance component. As fingerprints are scanned, the device determines if the fingerprint images are rolled completely and in the proper sequence to meet minimum quality control processing standards. When using the old ink and roll method, poor quality prints could not be determined until they had been sent through the mail to the BOI and processed by a fingerprint technician. The manual submission and processing of fingerprint cards always increases the potential of errors and results in increased response times.
|Reason for Inquiry||
|Reporting NCIC Issued ORI||FBI Access|
Physicians & Nurses
|Physician's License by Endoresment||PLE||IL920704Z||YES|
|Registered Professional Nurse||RPN||IL920630Z||YES|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||LPN||IL920630Z||YES|
Private Security, Locksmith, Fingerprinting
|PERC - Security Guards||SEC||IL920020Z||YES|
|Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor||LFV||IL920020Z||YES|
|Private Alarm Contractor||PAC||IL920020Z||YES|
|Private Security Contractor||PSC||IL920020Z||YES|
|Bank Charter, Pawn Brokers||BCA||IL920550Z||YES|
|Illinois Racing Licensing||RCB||IL920120Z||YES|
|Carnival and Amusement Rides||UCIA NFP/FP Check||ILLUFP000||NO|
|Liquor License Applicant||LIQ||Multiple||YES|
|Mental Health Applicant||MHA||Multiple||YES|
|Military/Ntl Guard Background Check||ASF||Multiple||NO|
|Public Adjuster Licensee||PAL||IL920702Z||YES|
|Public Housing Applicant||PHA||Multiple||YES|
Medical Marijuana Caregiver or Patients are not required to be Livescan Fingerprinted anymore. Click here for more info
|Cannabis Cultivation Agent||CCA||IL920710Z||YES|
|Cannabis Dispensing Agent||CDA||IL920711Z||YES|
|Medical Marijuana Caregiver||MMC||IL920709Z||YES|
|Medical Marijuana Patient||MMP||IL920709Z||YES|
|Chiropractic License by Endorsement||CLE||IL920704Z||YES|
|Adam Walsh Act (Employee)||AWA||Multiple||YES|
|Adam Walsh Act (Volunteer)||AWV||Multiple||YES|
|Natl Child Protection Act||NCP||Multiple||YES|
|Natl Child Protection Act Volunteer||VCA||Multiple||YES|
Child, Family & Adoption
|Early Intervention Services||EIS||ILL13612S||NO|
|Firearm Concealed Carry Instructor||CCI||IL920707Z||YES|
|Firearm Concealed Carry||CCW||IL920707Z||YES|
|Health Care Nursing Home Resident Check||Name Check Only||Multiple||NO|
|Health Care Worker Background Check||HCW||Multiple||NO|
|Health Care Nursing Home Resident Check - Identified Offender||RNP||IL920701Z||YES|
|Non-Emergency Transportation Vendor||NET||IL920600Z||YES|
|Chicago Navy Pier/Expo Ctr||LGE||ILL13337S||YES|
|Employee of any State Agency||STE||Multiple||YES|
Med. School Matriculants
|Public School Matriculants||MSM||Multiple||YES|
|Private School Matriculants||UCIA FP Only||Multiple||NO|
|Certified School Employee||CSE||Multiple||YES|
|Chicago Board of Education||CBE||Multiple||YES|
|Non-Certified School Employee||NSE||Multiple||YES|
|School Bus Driver||SBD||Multiple||YES|
|Charter Bus Driver||CBD||Multiple||YES|
|Commercial Transportation Vehicle Relocator||CTV||IL920510Z||YES|
|Drivers Training Instructor||DTI||IL920620Z||YES|
|Recovery Permit Licensee||RPL||IL920510Z||YES|
|Sect. of State Employee||CTV||IL920060Z||YES|
|Vehicle Dealer Licenses||VDS||IL920660Z||YES|
How to get started
1. What if my fingerprints were rejected at the Illinois State Police level?
2. What if my fingerprints were accepted at the Illinois State Police level but rejected at the FBI Level?
3. What if my fingerprints were rejected a second time?
4. What if I lost my fingerprint receipt?
5. I was fingerprinted for one professional licenses, can't you use the results for a different one?
6. I have been waiting on my fingerprint results for weeks, what is going on?
7. Will the photo you took during my fingerprint process be applied to my Concealed Carry application?
Please call (618) 463-7059 to schedule a time. In most cases fingerprints can be done anytime between the hours of 9:00AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday.
The address is 101 E. Third St. Room 204 Alton, Illinois 62002