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Live Scan Fingerprinting

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University Police - Live Scan Office
Bldg. 36, University Police Department

(805)756-6663
livescan@calpoly.edu

The California Department of Justice provides an automated service for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment, licensing and certification.

The University Police Department at Cal Poly is pleased to offer Live Scan digital and ink fingerprinting services.

Hours:

DAYS HOURS
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost

University Police Rolling Fee is $18.

Additionally, fees for fingerprinting service range approximately from $15 - $89 depending on the job you are applying for and the level of service required for your background check. Some jobs require more extensive background checks. The level of service is to be predetermined by the agency that wants you printed. If you are unsure of the level of service needed, you must contact the agency that wants you printed so they can fill the form out for you.

Example of fee structure

Service Fee
DOJ $32.00
FBI $17.00
Child Abuse $15.00
Elderly Care $10.00
Fire Arms $19.00

Applicant Instructions

  • Call the Live Scan Office to schedule an appointment
  • Walk-ins will be accepted if time is available or scheduled for an appointment
  • The following items MUST be brought with you to your appointment:
    • "Request for Live Scan Service" form or Ink Card/s
    • Valid Driver's License, Passport, or Military ID
    • Cash or check

Check in at the University Police Department Front Counter / Reception Area to pay fees before your scheduled appointment.

Directions to the University Police Department

From US 101 North:

  • Exit at Grand Ave / Cal Poly
  • Turn Left onto Grand Ave.
  • Turn Right onto North Perimeter
  • Turn Right onto Safety Way East - Metered Parking is located on this street

From US 101 South:

  • Exit at Monterey St/Cal Poly Exit & make an immediate Right
  • Turn Left onto Loomis
  • Turn Right onto Grand Ave
  • Turn Right onto North Perimeter
  • Turn Right onto Safety Way East - Metered Parking is located on this street

From Santa Rosa / Highway 1:

  • Turn into the Cal Poly entrance at Highland Dr .
  • Turn Right onto University Drive
  • Turn Left onto North Perimeter
  • Turn Left onto Safety Way East - Metered Parking is located on this street

For additional information call (805) 756-6663 or email us at livescan@calpoly.edu