Live scan reimbursement is available only for the FIRST TIME an applicant does fingerprinting for the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Applicants who have been fingerprinted for a permit, credential, emergency substitute or other document requiring a live scan for the Commission are not eligible.
If an application for a permit was denied and the applicant is fingerprinted again for their first document/permit, they are not eligible for the live scan reimbursement.
See the Permit FAQs page for more information on live scan processing, expiration, and payments.
The permit stipend will only reimburse an applicant for Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fees, currently $49. Fees charged by the live scan operator are not reimbursed.
Live scan reimbursement is processed on a first come, first served basis.
It is possible to receive the permit application and not the live scan reimbursement.
Live scan reimbursement requests must accompany a complete permit application. Live scan requests sent without a permit application are not eligible for reimbursement.
Live scan reimbursements must be accompanied by an authorized receipt showing the amount paid; a completed Section 6 of form 41LS with fees paid is acceptable.
Using a service like Certifix is acceptable, but the receipt showing amount paid must be submitted, live scan Form 41LS is not sufficient to show payment.