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Guardian Hand ScannerWhat is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan is an inkless digital fingerprinting method.  Applicants fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the State of Illinois for the completed background check. The Live Scan technology replaces the process of recording fingerprints through the old ink rolling process that was used for years and is sometimes still required in many states.

What Types of Jobs Require Fingerprinting?

  • Adoptions
  • Banks and Real Estate
    Loan Originators
  • School Bus Drivers
  • Charter Bus Endorsement
  • Bus Monitors
  • Car Dealerships
  • Catholic Diocese Employees
  • Chicago Dept. of Consumer Services
  • Chauffeurs and Taxi License Applicants
  • Child Care Worker
  • Cleaning Services
  • Day Care Workers
  • Dept. of Human Services (DHS)
  • Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Foster Parents
  • General Employment
  • Dept. Of Children & Family Svcs. (DCFS)



  • Health Care, Nurse, CNA, LPN --Hospital Professionals (IDPH Website)
  • Home Delivery
  • Home Repair/Services
  • Lutheran Schools Employees
  • Massage or Cosmetic Therapists
  • Park Districts
  • Provider Connections
  • Public Schools, Public Colleges, and Public Universities
  • Teachers /Education
  • Work Visa’s

Where are the Digital Fingerprints Sent?

Digital Fingerprints are transmitted to the “State of Illinois” and in some cases “FBI”

How long does it take to get the results back?

In most cases, results are sent back to the company or entity that requested them within 7 – 10 business days.

Will I receive a copy of my fingerprints?

No. The results are sent to the company/business requesting them.  Fingerprints are not shared with anyone else.

Is Live Scan Fingerprinting the same as a background check?

When a background check is requested, they are asking for fingerprints to be done and processed.

Southern Illinois Fingerprinting is affiliated with Kellerman Investigations and Accurate Biometrics.
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