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Live Scan Fingerprinting Laws & Regulations

The National Fingerprinting Association is dedicated to the development of innovative solutions that are suited to the specific demands of our students. Through the use of the most up-to-date state regulations, Live Scan Classes

ensure that anyone interested in starting a live scan business is complying with all state live scan guidelines, protocols, and requirements for processing, including making sure that all software, hardware, and other equipment adheres to each state's strict enforcement standards.

Comply with the DSS SWFT, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Transportation Safety Clearinghouse (TSC), and other standards.
FBI Channeling (Departmental Order & Authorized Recipient)
OPM (Office of Personnel Management) (Government Employees)
SWFT is an acronym for "Swift (DOD Contractors)
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) (Securities)
TSC (Airports/ Airlines) is a company that specializes in the transportation of

people and goods.

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SWFT:  Secure Web Fingerprint Transmissions

National Background Investigation Services- Support Secure Web Fingerprint Transmissions (NBIS-SWFT) is a web-enabled system that serves for the collection and processing of fingerprints for applicants requiring a background investigation for a personnel security clearance. SWFT eliminates the need for paper-based capture and handling of fingerprints, expedites the background check process by reducing invalid fingerprint submissions, provides end-to-end accountability for sensitive Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data, and implements stringent security standards for all electronic transactions. NBIS-SWFT and SWFT can be used interchangeably, with SWFT being used within this document.


FINRA: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

 One thing that every American investor relies on is fair financial markets. FINRA is a government-authorized not-for-profit organization that oversees U.S. broker-dealers in order to safeguard investors and maintain market integrity.  Congress has given FINRA the authority to protect investors by ensuring that the broker-dealer sector performs fairly and honestly. There are over 624,000 brokers around the country, and Live Scan Fingerprinting helps to evaluate billions of market events every day. Live Scan fingerprinting course will cover all aspects of the biometric industry.
Keeping a close eye on the market and giving critical help to investors, regulators, policymakers, and other stakeholders.


OPM: Office of Personnel Management

The United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is a federal government organization that supervises the civilian workforce in the United States. The agency oversees and supports federal human resources policy, as well as healthcare (FEHB), life insurance (FEGLI), and retirement benefits (CSRS/FERS, but not TSP) for federal employees, retirees, and their families.

TSC: Transportation Security Clearinghouse 

Prior to September 11, 2001, only a small proportion of airport personnel was required to submit fingerprints for Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal History Records Checks (CHRCs) (FBI). The federal mandate mandating airport operators to conduct a CHRC for any employee or individual applying for a job in any secure area of the airport was one of the first regulations enacted after that date. The Transportation Security Clearinghouse (TSC) was established to expedite the background verification process, and it has had to adapt to changing and more complicated needs, such as Security Threat Assessments, over time (STA). Automated Integration Services is a secure web-based messaging system designed by the TSC as an alternative to spreadsheets for providing STA data (AIS). The TSC has grown to become the country's largest civilian clearinghouse, and it has stayed true to its purpose of alleviating the aviation industry's regulatory burden.

FBI Channeling: The Federal Bureau of Investigation 

FBI Channeling refers to an FBI contractor that serves as the conduit for submitting fingerprints to the FBI and receiving FBI criminal history record information (CHRI) on behalf of an Authorized Recipient (AR) for authorized noncriminal justice purposes. Live Scan

classes will provide all options available for FBI Background Checks.

DSS: The Defense Security Service 

Provides a variety of services to the Department of Defense (DOD), including personnel security investigations, industrial security products and services, and security training for DOD personnel, contractors, and other government employees. The Personnel Security Investigations (PSI) Program, the Industrial Security Program (ISP), and the Security Education, Training, and Awareness Program are three of its most important projects. 

The Defense Investigative Service was founded on January 1, 1972, and changed its name to its current name in November 1997 to better represent the scope of its purpose. The assistant secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence is in charge of oversight. DSS employed approximately 2,600 people in the United States as of 2003, with a significantly smaller force in Europe. Special agents made up almost half of the company's workforce, and they were in charge of conducting roughly half a million PSIs per year. Another 230 personnel were involved in the ISP program, which involves working with over 11,000 contractors on classified research, development, and other projects that were outsourced to specially screened private sector firms.

FDLE: Florida Department of Law Enforcement

What is the purpose of an FDLE background check?
Applicants in Florida who have their fingerprints taken on a Live Scan Fingerprinting Device are agreeing to a background check. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are mandated to receive electronic "fingerprint background screenings" (FBI). 

The Live Scan Class instruction will cover all of the state-specific options, as well as the opportunity for individuals authorized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to submit a client's digital fingerprint result to the department, which will process and forward it to the proper agency. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is the state agency in charge of criminal background checks, which may be necessary for a variety of reasons including licensing, employment, permits, registrations, foreign adoption, and immigration/visa clearances. Within three days of receiving results, the FDLE can send them to the appropriate asking agency.

A background check confirms or checks someone's background information, as the term implies. Depending on the business and the position of the employee, companies do several sorts of background checks. Let's imagine an investment firm is looking to hire a new financial manager. They'll presumably perform a criminal background check, a civil background check, and a credit report at the very least.

The following are examples of other sorts of background checks:

Searches for criminal records
Searches for sex offenders
Searches for social security numbers
Searches for address history
Searches of motor vehicle records
Reports on credit
Searches for civil records
Verification of professional licenses
Verifications by academics
Verifications of employment
Checking references
Drug testing

Generally speaking, a criminal record check is a form of background check that looks into a person's criminal past solely. Crimes such as felonies, misdemeanors, infractions, pending cases, arrests, outstanding warrants, and a history of incarceration may be discovered through criminal record searches. Keep in mind, however, that federal, state, and municipal restrictions can have an impact on the information that emerges. The Live Scan process helps expedite this process. 


|ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)| FFL (Federal Firearms License)|NFA (National Firearms Act)

All FFL dealers, gun shops, and those wishing to conduct NFA fingerprinting through electronic means can now purchase live scan equipment through the ATF live scan devices, in conjunction with   APPROVED software, can be used by dealers and individuals to create EFT files that can be submitted to the Form 4 eFile portal.

With approved software, you will be able to send fingerprints electronically (EFT files) for ATF eForm 4, ATF Form 1, ATF Form 4473, and ATF Form 5320, among other forms.

FFL: Federal Firearms License

is a license issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) that enables individuals at a company to engage in a business pertaining to the manufacture, importation, and interstate/intrastate sales of firearms and ammunition.

NFA: National Firearms Act

The NFA was originally enacted in 1934. Similar to the current NFA, the original Act imposed a tax on the making and transfer of firearms.

ABIS: Automated Biometric Identification System

Is a form of a biometric search system that performs a one-to-many comparison of a "probe" sample to samples in a database containing many different biometric templates, such as fingerprints. Biometric identification is the term used to describe this procedure. The use of facial recognition to unlock a smartphone is one example of biometric verification. 

AFIS: Automated Fingerprint Identification System

In 1999, the FBI's Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) was upgraded to IAFIS (Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System), which allowed it to be searched by entities other than the FBI. IAFIS is now accessible to approximately 18,000 local, state, tribal, federal, and international partners.

The first ABIS, which was established in 2004 by the Department of Defense to track and identify national security concerns, was launched. To consolidate and simplify one-to-many biometric searches, the Department of Defense made IAFIS and ABIS interoperable by 2005.

Even though ABIS technology was primarily designed for law enforcement applications, its applications have grown to include a wide range of other fields, including those outsides of government. 

At first appearance, the concept of employing current technology to automate the difficult and time-consuming chore of manually analyzing fingerprints acquired from a suspect and a crime scene appears to be a simple one.

It is worth noting that the AFIS's growth into a highly efficient and effective technology capable of evaluating enormous datasets and providing probable fingerprint matches in a matter of minutes is the result of extensive research and development that has now spanned more than five decades.

And the operation is still in progress.

In addition to the ever-present 'conventional' crime, the emergence of new concerns, such as terrorism around the world and uncontrolled immigration, has only increased the need for authorities to detect individuals who may constitute a threat to national security and safety.

FBI: The Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Has been designated as the primary federal law enforcement agency in the United States. It is the country's domestic intelligence and security service.



Biometrics are the measurements and calculations of the body that are related to a person's traits. Biometric authentication is a type of identification and access control that is used in computer science and information technology. It is also employed for the purpose of identifying persons within groups that are being monitored.

Example of Biometrics

It is possible to use voice recognition software.
Fingerprint scanning is a type of biometric identification.
Facial Recognition is a technology that recognizes people's faces.
Recognition of the iris.
Sensors for measuring heart rate.

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