Fingerprinting Services

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The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE) worked in partnerships with the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department and the California Department of Justice to procure one of the Live Scan Electronic Fingerprint systems that was awarded through State funds as a result of the passage of the AB1610 and AB1612 legislation. SLOCOE has been submitting fingerprints electronically since August of 1998, serving not only all of the districts within our county, but colleges, universities, law enforcement agencies, public service organizations, private schools, and organizations in our neighboring counties of Santa Barbara, Kern and Monterey.

How do I get Live Scan Fingerprinting Done?

  • We do fingerprinting in two locations:
    • Morro Road Education Center in Atascadero
      Friday – call (805) 782-7236 to set a date and time or schedule an online appointment.
    • Operational Services Building¬†(MO/ETC Building) – 3420 Watson Drive in San Luis Obispo at the County Office of Education
      Monday-Thursday Рcall (805) 782-7236 to set a date and time  or schedule an online appointment.
      Operational Services
  • You must bring your driver’s license or other current, official picture identification.
  • You may pay the fingerprint fees by cash, check, money order, or VISA/MasterCard/Discover.
  • Please discuss the reason for your appointment with the Fingerprint staff at the time of your appointment to be sure you will have the correct fees and paperwork.
  • Please allow approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete the actual Live Scan fingerprint processing as well as the required paperwork.

How does Live-Scan work?

  • The CrossMatch ID500 Live-Scan Workstation is a fingerprint system that produces forensic-quality tenprint records by electronically scanning and capturing rolled fingerprints.
  • Because the process requires no ink and uses advanced electronics to ensure accurate image capture, you get consistently better quality tenprints than with traditional inked fingerprint methods.
  • Fingerprinting on the Live Scan reduces the processing “wait” time by up to a month.