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Emergency Notification

Live Scan

Background checks are required for student workers if they are performing work in which a background check is required by law or the work accesses Level I data or involves regular or direct contact with minor children. Background checks are conducted for final candidates considered for hire once a conditional offer of employment is made. 

Department Action Items

Determine if Live Scan is Required

To determine if a Live Scan is required, answer the following questions:

  1. Does or will your student employee perform work involving frequent and or regular contact with a minor (under age 18)?
  2. Does or will your student employee have access to Level 1 Data?

If you answer yes to questions 1 or 2, a Live Scan is required. You should indicate this on the Student Employment Requisition and the Handshake job posting. 

If a Live Scan is required, the Career Center will contact the student to arrange a Live Scan appointment. Once we are notified of the results of the Live Scan and they have passed, we will email to schedule the hiring appointment to verify their I-9 employment eligibility.

The Live Scan appointment will be conducted at the Cal State LA Department of Public Safety, which is listed as building 46 on the campus map. There is no cost for Cal State LA student employees. 

Extensions and Rehires

For extensions or rehires, has the student already completed a Live Scan at Cal State LA and has their position not changed? If yes, a Live Scan is not needed.  If no, please answer questions 1 and 2. 

Request Live Scan for Federal Work-Study

To request a Live Scan for a Federal Work-Study eligible candidate, send the work-study Student Employment Requisition and Employment Transaction Form to [email protected]

If a Live Scan is required, the Career Center will contact the student to arrange a Live Scan appointment. Once we are notified of the results of the Live Scan and they have passed, we will inform the Federal Work-Study program.

Student Action Items

Before the Live Scan Visit

  • Complete the Covid-19 Training.  The training should take about 26 minutes. Take a screenshot of your certificate of completion and email it to [email protected].  Please include your name and CIN in your email. We will respond to schedule an in-person Live Scan appointment.  
  • Complete and sign the Information Practices Act Notice Form and the Live Scan Application Form. These forms are sent to students via DocuSign. 
  • Print the Live Scan form (page 1) and bring with you to your Live Scan appointment.  If you do not have access to a printer, please reply to the appointment confirmation email, and the Career Center can arrange a time to assist you with printing the form 30 minutes before your scheduled Live Scan appointment.
  • Once you have completed the Live Scan appointment, email your name, CIN and the ATI number listed on the Live Scan application to [email protected].    

During the Live Scan Visit 

  • Only you will be admitted to the appointment site.  If you have an accommodation need, please notify the Career Center staff when you schedule your appointment.   
  • Upon arrival to the Department of Public Safety, please call 323-343-3700 or use the building intercom.

For more information, visit Live Scan Fingerprinting Services.