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NNA Now Offering Fingerprinting Services For California Attorneys To Meet New State Bar Rules

fingerprint-livescan-resize.jpgTo help California attorneys meet the state’s new fingerprinting and background check requirements, the NNA is now offering mobile Live Scan services that can take fingerprints at law offices with 20 or more attorneys in one location.  

Under a California State Bar rule that took effect June 1, active attorneys licensed in the state must submit fingerprints taken by a Live Scan vendor for a background check no later than April 30, 2019. If you’re an attorney and a Notary, you’ll need to do two separate Live Scan submissions to meet state requirements. The NNA is offering a discount for customers who need both.

For the convenience of law office with large numbers of attorneys in need of fingerprinting, the NNA can send a mobile Live Scan operator to perform fingerprinting services at your office. Onsite services are available for locations with at least 20 individuals requiring fingerprinting. For more information, please call the NNA at 1-855-215-2160.

The NNA will also be offering Live Scan services at various locations throughout California in 2018. Lawyers can check the list of NNA California Live Scan dates locations and dates for a convenient time and place to make a Live Scan appointment.

Attorneys may use the NNA’s services or any other certified Live Scan vendor in the state; for example, attorneys working for a government agency can use their agency’s internal Live Scan services, or fingerprints may be taken at a courthouse if a Live Scan vendor is available.

Attorneys will need to present valid photo ID to the Live Scan technician at the appointment — expired IDs will not be accepted.


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22 Dec 2019

I live in New York

Claudia Hindriksen

11 Jun 2020

How do I become certified to do fingerprints

National Notary Association

12 Jun 2020

Hello. To help us answer your question, what state are you located in, please?


07 Aug 2020

I'm in California, how can I become certified to do fingerprints?

National Notary Association

12 Aug 2020

Hello. Please see this link for Fingerprint rolling certification information the state of California:


16 Oct 2021

How can I become certified finger printing tech in Massachusetts? I'm a notary and signing agent. But have been called several times for card finger printing and I have to send them elsewhere. I would love to add this services to my business.

National Notary Association

22 Oct 2021

Hello. We apologize, but because fingerprinting tech certificaiton is not part of a Notary's duties in Massachusetts, you will need to contact the appropriate state agency to request instructions. We suggest starting by contacting the state Division of Occupational Licensure at first to see if they have any information or resources that can help you.


06 May 2022

I’m located in Philadelphia, how do I become certified to take fingerprints?

National Notary Association

18 May 2022

Hello. We apologize, but because fingerprinting certification is not part of a Notary's official duties in Pennsylvania, you will need to contact an appropriate state agency to request instructions.

Angela Thompson

05 Mar 2023

I'm a notary in Iowa and would like information regarding finger printing services. Can you point me in the right direction?

National Notary Association

06 Mar 2023

Hello. Hello. We apologize, but because fingerprinting certification is not part of a Notary's official duties in Iowa, you will need to contact an appropriate state agency to request instructions.

20 Apr 2023

I live in Florida. Is there a requirement for training in Florida to do fingerprinting?

National Notary Association

21 Apr 2023

Hello. Florida Notaries are not authorized to take fingerprints as part of their official duties. You would require separate qualifications in order to take fingerprints professionally.

Aida Avila

06 Jul 2023

I'm having issues with my fingerprint livescan due to my fingerprints were rejected. I have contacted the DOJ & per the DOJ: applicant responses are sent to the applicant agency whose ORI was used for the transaction, not the applicant themselves. This includes both completed responses and rejection notices. That means the NNA would have received my fingerprint rejection letter. As of today, I haven't received any letter from NNA or DOJ. My notary commission expires August 2023. Please help!

National Notary Association

06 Jul 2023

Hello. Please email our Customer Care team at and one of our Customer Care representatives should be able to assist you.


20 Sep 2023

If I just got my live scan fingerprints done at NNA to to become a notary. Do I need to get it done again to become certified to do fingerprinting?

National notary Association

28 Sep 2023

Hello. Professional fingerprinting certification is separate from a Notary commission in California. You would need to contact the agency that handles professional fingerprinting certification to ask about their requirements.

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