A Cal DOJ/FBI background check is required for all EMTs certifying in the county. This shall be accomplished through the Department of Justice (DOJ) Live Scan system. Click on the link below for the necessary paperwork to complete a Live Scan fingerprint background for the EMS Agency. The Marin County EMS Agency must be the designated notification agency for the Live Scan background.
Once you have completed the fingerprint process, the Marin County EMS Agency will receive the results electronically from the Department of Justice. Although this normally occurs in approximately 3-4 business days, it can take up to 30 days to get the report. Consequently, please be sure to allow 30 days for processing of your EMT certification. Delays in results may be caused by criminal activity in background and can delay the processing of your EMT certification.
If you had a Live Scan done previously for another agency we do not have access to those results and you would need to have another done for the Marin County EMS Agency.
NOTE: the "Request for Live Scan Service" form available on this site is for Marin County EMT applicants ONLY. Do not use this form for any other live scan requests elsewhere as the routing codes will direct the results to the Marin EMS Agency. You will waste your time and money if you do not use this form for Marin certification, or use it elsewhere. Click the following button if it is an accurate statement. Thank you!
Click here for a list of live scan services in Marin.
Government fees are required for the State (DOJ) and Federal (FBI) level criminal history record checks.
Additional fees may also be required (e.g., license or certification fees). Rolling fees vary from location to location and cover only the operator's cost for rolling the fingerprint images.
Applicants must present valid photo identification to the Live Scan Operator. Expired identification cards will not be accepted.