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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.

Fingerprinting Department provides VPIN Training to local parishes and schools.   Fingerprinting employee can be assigned  to help VPIN users during fingerprinting hosting days at their hosting facility.  For more information on VPIN, please call (213) 637-7308.

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

 Fingerprinting Newsletter 
New!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): 

  •  California 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 Bills (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 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 fingerprited.

Fingerprinting Calendar
Schedules change regularly.  It is not recommended to print the calendars below for posting.  Please check calendars for daily updates.   
2018-03 MARCH CALENDAR.pdf
3/19/2018 10:57 AMJoel Avenido
2018-04 APRIL CALENDAR.pdf
3/14/2018 10:08 AMJoel Avenido
2018-05 MAY CALENDAR.pdf
3/15/2018 8:54 AMJoel Avenido
2018-06 JUNE CALENDAR.pdf
3/13/2018 4:00 PMJoel Avenido
2018-07 JULY CALENDAR.pdf
2/26/2018 11:33 AMJoel Avenido
3/13/2018 4:00 PMJoel Avenido
3/7/2018 3:13 PMJoel Avenido
3/13/2018 4:00 PMJoel Avenido
3/7/2018 2:09 PMJoel Avenido
11/29/2017 2:18 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
1 - Select a date with "Schedule is open for hosting" in the calendars above. 
        Fingerprinting hours on weekday is 12:00pm-3:40pm  & 5:00pm to 7:20pm
                Fingerprinting hours on weekend is 10:00am-1:40pm & 3:00pm to 5:20pm
2 - Email 
  • 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
4 - Check calendar at website for accuracy and advice for changes
5 - Take appointments using appropriate appointment sheets  below
6 - Email appointment sheet to four (4) business days before hosting day.

Applicant Questionnaire
(This questionnaire is used for other fingerprinting vendor outside the archdiocesan fingerprint machines)
Download and save the applicant questionnaire.  You must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer.   Please do not print the form nor complete the form by hand.  Fill it out within Adobe PDF on your  desktop.
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 type N/A.

 Save the completed applicant questionnaire using the applicants LAST NAME, FIRST NAME format as the name of the file, for example (SMITH, JOHN.PDF) and email it to
The turnaround to receive a completed live scan application from the Fingerprinting Department is usually less than an hour during office hours, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Print out two copies of the final request for Live Scan application and present it to any third party live scan vendor with your valid  form of identification. Before being fingerprinted, please make sure the Fingerprinting Technician has entered all data correctly .  After completing your live scan, the Fingerprinting Technician will sign, date and write the ATI number on both copies. The first copy of the live scan form is kept by the provider. The second copy is scanned, emailed to the Fingerprinting Department and returned to the applicant. The applicant must keep the original of the second copy for their records and is responsible for providing their school/parish with a copy of the final live scan application.
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
Joel Avenido,  Administrator      (213) 637-7308
Wilton Perez, Coordinator         (213) 637-7411
Bryan Hernandez, Assistant      (213) 637-7337

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