Contractors State License Board (CSLB) – Fingerprinting Requirements

Explore the importance of ink card fingerprinting for travel nurses. Learn about its role in licensing, where to get it done, and how to avoid delays.

All applicants for a (California) Contractors State License Board (CSLB) license are required to submit a full set of fingerprints via Live Scan for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check. Utilizing Live Scan, the fingerprints are captured digitally, transmitted to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Here the applicants fingerprints are compared to the records of the DOJ and the FBI to determine whether a criminal history exists.

Who’s Actually Needs To Be Live Scan?

All CSLB applicants for license and each officer, partner, owner, and responsible managing employee thereof, as well as all applicants to be home improvement salespersons, must obtain a Live Scan.

Individuals currently licensed by CSLB who do not apply for any changes to his/her license and applicants for a joint venture license are not required to obtain a Live Scan.

Is there a cost for Live Scan?
Yes, you are required to pay the Live Scan operator the $32 DOJ and the $19 FBI fingerprint processing fees, as well as the Live Scan provider “rolling” fee.

Rolling fees will vary at each Live Scan Provider’s site – CSLB does not set the price. Rolling fee rates can be as high $40 or more. Be sure to check with the Live Scan provider prior to visiting their location.

Why Pay More?
We at California Live Scan Fingerprinting Centers rolling fee rate is only $17 when you schedule an appointment online. CLICK HERE to learn more about services and discounted rates, or call us at (888) 498-4234.  You can also visit us

Above information obtained from the CSLB website and is subject to change without notice.  For the latest information please visit their website at