Private businesses that offer fingerprinting services for a fee include IdentoGO, FieldPrint and Certifix Live Scan, according to the California Department of Justice. These companies have branches in most major cities in which individuals can be fingerprinted for a variety of reasons.
Many times, as part of the application process, an employer such as a school district requires an applicant to visit one of these locations for a fingerprint scan and background check, according to the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. Sometimes the applicant is asked to cover the fee, and sometimes the employer pays the fee. Generally, an applicant must bring a photo identification to the appointment, along with a money order or cashier's check to cover the cost.