LIVE-SCAN-BANNEER

We Offer Fingerprinting Services for Background Checks

WALK-INS AVAILABLE

Walk-ins Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sat 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Other Times by Appointment

Cost $45 – $90

Call (305) 253-5110

5818From doctors and nurses to teachers and caregivers, many professions with licenses and certifications require a background check through fingerprints. Now there is a convenient place for them to get that service done. Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) offers Live Scan for both its employees and to the public as well.

5765Live Scan is the latest technology to electronically capture fingerprint images. It is the preferred method used by the FBI, Department of Justice and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). CHI is a registered vendor with the FDLE. Health care workers through the Department of Health, guardianships through the Department of Children & Family and Department of Elder Affairs and even those filing for name changes all need to get their fingerprints taken.

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CHI Security has about 10 officers who are trained on Live Scan. CHI Security will accept walk-ins for the Live Scan service from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost ranges between $45 to $90, depending on the level of scan and the agency requiring it. For more information, call (305) 253-5110. 

5848“It’s a great addition for the community because it’s local and closer,” said CHI Security Chief Maurice Hamilton. “We’re the only vendor closest to Homestead and Key West.

  • It’s important to know that the results do not come back to the location where the fingerprints were taken. The agency requesting the background check goes online to a secure website to get the results. This maintains confidentiality of the person getting fingerprinted and protects the public since a vendor cannot tip off a person if something is wrong, according to Hamilton.

In addition, the Department of Justice does not share the information since it is against the law for different agencies to share confidential fingerprint results with each other. An applicant’s Live Scan form acts as a release for a criminal history response to be sent to the specified requesting agency. This means that an applicant must submit a new application each time a criminal history is requested.

Professions That Need Background Checks:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Caregivers for Children and Elderly
  • Security Guards
  • Teachers
  • Realtors
  • Notaries
  • CPAs
  • Lottery Retailers/Gaming
  • Stock Brokers
  • Contractors
  • Attorneys
  • Insurance
  • Pilots
  • Volunteers

Make An Appointment with Community Health of South Florida Inc.