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All clergy, paid parish/school personnel and volunteers who work regularly in a supervisory role with children or youth must be fingerprinted.  For more information, call us at: (213) 637-7680.



The Volunteer and Paid Personnel Information Network (VPIN) database maintains records of fingerprinting, training and other requirements.  For information on VPIN training, call us at: (213) 637-7308.


Forms of Valid Photo Identification

Effective June 1, 2016, the Matriculate Consular may not be used as primary or secondary ID for validating the applicant prior to fingerprinting.  The Matriculate Consular ID can only be accepted for the purpose of Child Placement ONLY. 

Acceptable PRIMARY forms of photo identification include any of the following (the expiration date has not elapsed): 

  • CalifroCalifornia Driver's License
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Identification Card
  • Out-of-State Driver's License
In the In the absence of a PRIMARY form of identification, one or more  of the following as SECONDARY  forms of Identification, but ONLY with SUPPLIMENTAL DOCUMENTS
  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth 
  • U.S.  Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military  Identification Card
  • U.S. PasspwoU.S. Passport
  • Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
  • Department of Defense Common Access Card
  • U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card
  • Sorical Securty Social Security Card
  • Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/Divorce Marriage Certificate (Government Issued)
  • U.S. Government Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Document(s)
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550)
  • INS I-551 -  Resident Alien Card Issued Since 1997
  • INS I-688 - Temporary  Resident Identification Card
  • INS _INS I-688B,  I-766 Employment Authorization Card

The ASECONDARY identification documents must be supported by at least TWO of the following SUPPLIMENTAL DOCUMENTS

  • tilityUUtility Bil (Address)
  • dictional JurisJurisdictional Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card/Title
  • Paycheck Stub with Name/Address
  • JurisJurisdictional Public Assistance Card
  • Spouse/Parent Affidavit
  • Cancelled Check or Bank Statement
  • Mort Mortgage Documents


Fingerprinting Schedule & Locations

The following are updated monthly schedules offering dates, hours, and addresses of fingerprinting locations in all five regions in our Archdiocese.  Phone numbers are included with each site to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting. 

(Click on the blue file name below to download. Forms are provided in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and printDownload Acrobat Reader for Free.)

Please often check the schedule a week prior to your fingerprinting date.  Schedule may change a week in advance.  Using an Ipad/tablet/smartphone may not completely allow you to view the rest of  the documents. 

Please remember that each site now has duplicate forms that the applicant can fill out on site.  One copy is kept by the operator and one is for the applicant’s record as a proof of compliance.

Appointments are still necessary to facilitate a smooth operation in the field.  We appreciate that every parish and ministry wants to cooperate fully with Archdiocesan policies in providing a safe environment and we are aware that appointments can be difficult to find because the schedules fill up rapidly.  Please emphasize the importance of keeping an appointment or calling in advance to cancel so that others can be given the opportunity to be fingerprinted. 

We thank you in advance for your patience as we move towards our common goal:  protecting the faithful of the future.

 Fingerprinting Schedule & Locations


How to Use the Applicant Questionnaire
Questionnaire is for applicant fingerprinting through 3rd Party live scan provider only
1.       Download the Applicant Questionnaire located below and save it on your desktop.  Do not print the form and answer the questions.   
2.       You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.   Go to your desktop and open  the Applicant Questionnaire.  Answer and fill in the applicant’s demographic and personal information.  Please do not leave anything blank.  If the answer is not applicable, please enter "N/A".  
3.       Save the filled Applicant Questionnaire using the applicant's LAST NAME FIRST NAME  format (eg. "SMITH JOHN".PDF) and email it to
4.       The Fingerprinting Department is committed to returning a filled Live Scan Request Form as quickly as possible.  The normal turnaround should be less than an hour.  The applicant will receive the Request for Live Scan Service from Fingerprinting Department.
5.       Print out the Request for Live Scan Request Form and present it to any third party live scan provider with proper documentation(s).  Upon completion of fingerprint process, 
        applicant must return a copy of the signed Request for Live Scan Form to the Director of Religious Education (DRE) and email PDF format to
6.       Fingerprinting Department will enter the information into the Volunteer and Personnel  Information Network (VPIN). 
7.       Once the California Department of Justice clears the background check on the applicant, VPIN will be updated to reflect the status of the applicant.​  Each school and parishes have authorized VPIN user to see if applicant has cleared background check for ministry.   

 Fingerprinting Forms

Applicant Questionnaire R05052016.pdf

Fingerprinting Department Contacts

Dn. John Barry, Manager email: Office: (213) 637-7308
Joel Avenido, Administrator email:    Office: (213) 637-7308
Wilton Perez, Coordinator​ email: Office: (213) 637-7411
​Bryan Hernandez, Assistant
email:  Office: (213) 637-7337

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