Human Resources » Fingerprinting



Before becoming an employee of the Pleasanton Unified School District you are required to be fingerprinted. Employees may not be placed at a work site until the District receives fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and FBI. Fingerprinting can only occur once an applicant has been offered employment. The PUSD Human Resources Division will provide the prospective employee with a Live Scan form to take to an outside agency. (Note: A list of outside fingerprinting services, locations, and hours of operation are available to the public).

Rolling fees vary from location to location and cover only the operator’s cost for rolling the fingerprint images. Additional processing fees are required for the State (DOJ) and Federal (FBI) level criminal history record checks. Other fees may also be required (i.e., license fees).

The City of Pleasanton Police Department also offers fingerprinting services.
Fingerprinting Fees

Below is a schedule of fees charged by the DOJ and FBI:
Certificated Employees:
DOJ Processing Fee (State only) $32.00 + rolling fee = $50
Classified Employees:
DOJ Processing Fee (State and FBI) $56.00 + rolling fee = $74
Certificated/Classified Substitutes:
DOJ Processing Fee Certificated (State) $32.00 + rolling fee = $50
DOJ Processing Fee Classified (State/FBI) $56.00 + rolling fee = $74
1st Time Certificated Credential Applicants:
Credential Application Fee (to CCTC): $55 Reference:
Initial Issuance  (Certificated Only) 30-Day Substitute Permit (State/FBI) = $74 
DOJ Clearance Certificated (State) $56.00 + rolling fee

Applicants must present valid photo identification (e.g., Driver’s License) to the Live Scan Operator. Expired identification cards will not be accepted.


I have been fingerprinted several times for different agencies. Can I use the same set of prints?
No. Per the Department of Justice (DOJ), each applicant must be fingerprinted every time he or she applies with another agency for a license or job. Criminal history information provided to an agency is confidential and cannot be shared with any other agency unless authorized by law (Penal Code Section 11142). A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
What do I need to bring to my fingerprint appointment?
  • A photo identification (drivers license or passport)
  • Livescan form
  • Acceptable form of payment. (Check fingerprinting services list for acceptable forms of payment and fees.)

How do I prepare for my Livescan appointment?
Please have your form(s) completed upon arrival. Arrive five minutes before your appointment time to check in and pay your required fee with one of the accepted forms of payment. If you do not have the Livescan form, fee, and required identification, they will have to reschedule your appointment. Please make sure your hands are clean (with no lotions or creams applied before you arrive).
How long will it take to get fingerprint clearance?
On the day of your appointment, the Fingerprint Technician will submit your Fingerprints electronically to the Department of Justice/ FBI. It may take up to two (2) weeks to receive the DOJ clearance. If you have not lived in California or were born prior to 1945, the clearance may take much longer.
Whom do I call if my clearance has been delayed?
Please do not inquire about clearances for at least seven days. After seven days, refer questions to your employer or the agency that has requested your fingerprints. Pleasanton Unified School District does not have access to clearance information and the Department of Justice does not process phone calls from individual applicants. Because the Department of Justice processes a very high volume of applicant fingerprint cards (about 4,000 a day!), on very tight schedules, telephone calls from licensing or employing agencies inquiring about the status of fingerprint cards will not be returned before the allowed processing time has elapsed (seven days). When notice of delay is received from Department of Justice, it can be up to 30 days.
What if I cannot keep my fingerprint appointment?
If you cannot keep your scheduled appointment, please call the fingerprinting service agency, as soon as possible, so that they may fill that appointment time with another applicant.