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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) 637-7411.

The Volunteer and Paid Personnel Information Network (VPIN) database maintains records of fingerprinting, training and other requirements.   VPIN shows that volunteers and paid personnel have completed fingerprinting, safeguard the children and other screening requirements. Request for Live Scan Form is not proof of background check clearance.  VPIN is regularly updated twice a month.   Safeguard the children and other screenings are updated by VPIN users at local schools and parishes. 

                                                     VPIN Access Request Form Revised.pdfVPIN Access Request Form Revised.pdf

Effective March 16, 2018, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is required to have all paid staff and volunteers with access to VPIN, to sign the archdiocese Volunteer/Personnel Information Network (VPIN) Confidentiality Agreement and Electronic Communications/Acceptable Use Policy.  The VPIN Confidentiality Agreement Form is mandatory for all VPIN users and must be completed by March 1, 2019.  Information in VPIN is strictly confidential and shall not be disseminated to any other person or agency not authorized by the archdiocese.  Please download VPIN Confidentiality Agreement Form.pdf below, sign and email to   The archdiocese strongly prefers that paid staff, well-versed in computers, take on the duty of updating the VPIN system.  Providing VPIN access to volunteers is discouraged unless the pastor has agreed to sign the volunteer's VPIN Access Form.   Please sign and send to ​
Effective March 16, 2018, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is requiring all VPIN users to attend two sessions of mandatory VPIN TRAINING provided by the Fingerprinting Department.  The VPIN system has a new "VPIN TRAINING" screening specifically added for VPIN users.  The Fingerprinting Department will include the two VPIN Trainings:  Basic VPIN Training & Advanced VPIN Training.
BASIC VPIN TRAINING:  Brief history of Fingerprinting Department; Forms of valid photo identification; Fingerprinting schedule & locations; How to host fingerprinting at your facility; Differences in the cost of fingerprinting a volunteer vs. paid employee; Identifying Request for Live San Service Form to use for fingerprinting applicants; using the APPLICANT QUESTIONNAIRE for fingerprinting through an outside vendor; How to properly look up and append Safeguard the Training screening to existing fingerprinting record; Reason to keep expired safeguard the training screening for historical purposes; How to add new safeguard the training recertification screening; How to add records of volunteers that only requires Safeguard the Training screening (no fingerprinting screening); How to update individual profile and demographic information (e.g. "In-Process, Active, Inactive, Terminated, Suspended, Deceased, Retired and Resigned); worker type, position/title, organization, start and end date.
ADVANCED VPIN TRAINING:  How to merge individual profiles and eliminate duplicate records; Turning off pop-up blocker for; How to export data to excel and Screening - Quick Add.
VPIN Training is free and will be provided to your parish/school/department provided the required minimum of 10 participants is fulfilled.  Email with subject line 
"Request for Required VPIN Training" to schedule VPIN training at your location.  Please include:  participants name, position, date of birth, address, phone number, parish/church OCA# and email address.
Requirements:  a room with excellent WIFI connection, laptops (iPad is incompatible), participants must have completed fingerprinting and Safeguard the Children screenings in VPIN and ability to log-in to VPIN and projector if more than 12 participants.  VPIN training certificates will be provided upon completion of both VPIN training sessions. 
NOTE:  Access to VPIN will be terminated for all VPIN users who do not complete the mandatory training by March 1, 2020.

 Fingerprinting Newsletter 

                  Fingerprinting Newsletter 2017 Q1.pdfFingerprinting Newsletter 2017 Q1.pdf 
                                      Fingerprinting Newsletter 2018 Q1.pdfFingerprinting Newsletter 2018 Q1.pdf 

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): 

  •  State-issued driver's license
  • U.S.  Passport or U.S. Passport Card
  • Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)
  • Uniformed Services Identification Card
  • Department of Defense Common Access Card
  • Foreign Passport with Appropriate Immigration Document(s)(e.., Form I-94)
  • USCIS - Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
  • USCIS - Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
  • Federal, state or local government agency ID card with photograph
  • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  • Canadian driver's license 
       *For those applicants without a license, a state identification card may be presented if the state     
         identification card standards are the same as for the driver's license.

In the absence of a PRIMARY form of identification, an applicant shall provide at least two of the following forms of  SECONDARY  Identification AND at least two additional forms of supporting documentation that follows: 
  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth 
  • U.S.  Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card
  • Native American tribal document
  • Social Security Card
  • Court Order for Name Change/Gender Change/Adoption/Divorce
  • Marriage Certificate (Government Certificate Issued)
  • U.S. Government Issued Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Draft record
  • School ID with photograph (minimum age 7 years old, or transaction will be rejected by DOJ)*
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N560)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N550)
  • Replacement Certificate of Naturalization (N-705)
SECONDARY identification documents must be supported by at least TWO of the following SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTS
  • tilityUUtility Bills (Address)
  • dictional JurisJurisdictional Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card/Title
  • Paycheck Stub with Name/Address
  • JurisJurisdictional Public Assistance Card
  • Spouse/Parent Affidavit


Fingerprinting Schedule & Locations

The following are updated monthly schedules offering dates, hours, and addresses of fingerprinting locations in all five pastoral 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 access the calendars 
Please remember that each site now has duplicate forms that the applicant can fill out on site.  White copy is kept by the live scan operator and yellow copy is for the applicant’s record as a proof of getting fingerprinted.

Fingerprinting Calendar
Schedule changes regularly.  It is not recommended to print the calendars below for posting.  Please check calendars regularly for updates.   
1/16/2019 2:10 PMJoel Avenido
1/17/2019 11:50 AMJoel Avenido
2019-03 MARCH CALENDAR.pdf
1/16/2019 8:59 AMJoel Avenido
2019-04 APRIL CALENDAR.pdf
1/15/2019 10:52 AMJoel Avenido
2019-05 MAY CALENDAR.pdf
1/17/2019 9:12 AMJoel Avenido
2019-06 JUNE CALENDAR.pdf
10/23/2018 3:17 PMJoel Avenido
2019-07 JULY CALENDAR.pdf
12/17/2018 2:08 PMJoel Avenido
1/17/2019 9:09 AMJoel Avenido
1/4/2019 11:04 AMJoel Avenido
12/3/2018 2:26 PMJoel Avenido
12/17/2018 2:17 PMJoel Avenido
12/3/2018 2:55 PMJoel Avenido
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.
How to host fingerprinting at your facility

Due to budgetary constraints, we ask for your help and cooperation in minimizing labor costs  We must request that all fingerprinting activities end by 7:00m on weekdays and 5:00pmon Saturdays.  Therefore please do not schedule anyone beyond the last appointment time on the appointment sheet.   Any overtime worked by the Live Scan Operator(s) will have to be invoiced to the hosting location  We apologize for any inconvenience.
Fingerprinting Hours:    Weekday - 12:00pm - 3:00 pm & 4:05 pm - 7:00 pm
                                           Saturday - 10:00am - 1:05 pm & 2:05 pm - 5:00 pm
1 - Select a date with "Schedule is open for hosting" in the calendars above.  
2 - Email and 
  • Date Requested
  • Your Pastoral Region
  • Church/School/Facility Name
  • Room or Hall Name
  • Address
  • Phone number for people to call in for appointment
3 - Receive confirmation email from Fingerprinting Department.  No confirmation email means no 
4 - Check calendar at website for accuracy and advice for changes
5 - Take appointments using appropriate appointment sheets below.  Do not revise the 2019 Appointment 
 6 - Email appointment sheets to and two    
      business days before the hosting day.  Failure to send appointment sheets may result cancellation.


Applicant Questionnaire
(This questionnaire is used for other fingerprinting vendor outside the archdiocesan fingerprint machines)
INSTRUCTIONS:  Please do not print the form nor complete the form by hand.  Download and save the applicant questionnaire.  You must have Adobe Reader and install in on your computer.   Fill it out the form within Adobe PDF on your desktop.  Open the applicant questionnaire file. 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".
Save the completed applicant questionnaire using the applicants LAST NAME, FIRST NAME format in saving the PDF file, for example (SMITH, JOHN.PDF).  Email PDF file to
Fingerprinting Department will send the applicant Request for Life Scan Form with information.  

Print two (2) copies of filled out Request for Live Scan Form received from archdiocese Fingerprinting Department.  Provide them to fingerprinting vendor with your valid forms of identification. Please ask the fingerprinting technician if you can verify that data matches the Request for Live Scan Form.  Make sure that the data entered correct. Upon your approval the fingerprinting technician must sign, date and write Applicant Tracking Identification (ATI) number on both copies. The first copy of the live scan form is kept by the fingerprinting vendor.  The second copy is your copy.  Provide a copy of completed form to your department supervisor, Director of religious Education (DRE), and/or school's principal.  Please scan  your copy as PDF and email to the  

When the background check is complete, the Fingerprint Department will enter the information into the Volunteer and Paid Personnel Information Network (VPIN).

Deacon John Barry,  Manager   (213) 637-7680
Wilton Perez,  Coordinator        (213) 637-7411
Pureza Tinoco,  Assistant           (213) 637-7337
Ulises Hernandez,  Assistant     (213) 637-7528
Joel Avenido,  Administrator     (213) 637-7308
Office Hours:  Monday to Friday  9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90010-2241  
Fax Number:  (213) 637-6116


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