Fingerprinting Services Cogent
What is a Live Scan background check?
LiveScan is a device that electronically takes your fingerprints and other information, then uploads that information to the FDLE (Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement) who in turn sends them to the FBI for a fingerprint background check.
Why do I need one?
Depending on your occupation, the Florida State Legislature and several Florida State Agencies require it to ensure the safety and security of Florida's children, elderly and general public.
How do I go about registering for a Live Scan background Check?
Most often, the hiring organization will register you on www.cogentid.com with information that is required to perform a background check. Typically that includes your Name, Address, Social Security Number, etc. If the hiring organization does not register you, you can individually register and pay for a Live Scan Background Check yourself.
What is the process?
Once you are registered and a Cogent registration number is provided, you can come to the Goin' Postal at 9119 Ridge Rd., New Port Richey anytime Mon. - Fri. from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
You must bring a photo id and know your social security number. This is first come, first served and typically the total time to complete the fingerprinting process takes a few minutes. Reports are generated in 3 to 7 days.
Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement