Live Scan Services (Fingerprinting)
Live Scan services are provided through the KCSOS Live Scan unit, which is part of the KCSOS Human Resources Department. The Live Scan unit processes prospective employees being hired locally in the education field.
KCSOS is authorized by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to perform electronic Live Scan services for Kern County school districts, colleges, universities, and KCSOS departments.
Electronic fingerprints and other pertinent personal data are transmitted to the DOJ using technological system equipment compatible with the DOJ information systems, for the purpose of conducting a criminal history search on prospective employees.
Live Scan services are available by appointment.
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Human Resources Department – Live Scan
1300 17th Street Bakersfield, CA 93301
Live Scan Operator
Rebecca Cardoza, Fingerprint Technician
The following items are required at the time of the appointment:
- Request for Live Scan Service – Applicant Submission Form
(obtained from KCSOS Credential Services)
- Valid Photo ID
MUST be presented at time of service and can be any of the following: California Driver’s License
- California Identification (ID) Card
- Military ID
- United States Passport
- Alien Registration Card
- Out-of-state Driver’s License or ID
- IMPORTANT: A temporary DMV license (paper printout) is NOT a valid form of identification
Fees vary for a variety of reasons and are determined based upon the purpose for which the Live Scan transmission is being requested. Applicant may need to pay a fee for credential purposes only, employment purposes only, or both.
Credential and Employment Live Scan Fee = $96.00
Employment Live Scan Fee = $47.00
Form of payment is Credit or Debit Card.