Live Scan

Live Scan

Live Scan/Background Appointments

COVID 19 NoticeDue to the ongoing community spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the local public health emergency, we must take extra steps to protect our staff, visitors, and the community. At this time, we have limited the number and types of positions we are live scanning.  If you are scheduled for a live scan and have experienced any of the following in the past 14 days: Fever, Cough, Sore Throat, Runny Nose or Sneezing. Please do not come in for your appointment. Reschedule at least 14 days out. If you arrive at the department exhibiting any of the above signs, the live scan technician has the discretion to cancel the appointment and reschedule 14 days out.
NOTE: Live Scan appointments are for UC Davis applicants only. Live Scans are no longer performed for volunteers.
This service is provided for employment with the UC Davis campus and the UC Davis Health System only. UCD Recruiters, please check with Human Resources for the new criminal history check process for volunteers. 

Appointments are now scheduled with our online calendaring system (see Schedule an appointment), and are available Monday-Friday at the UC Davis campus, and the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento (see Directions).

We recommend using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers for accessing the calendaring system.

Required information for your appointment

  1. Must present one of the following primary forms of photo ID:  
    • California Driver's License
    • Department of Motor Vehicles Identification Card
    • Out-of-state driver's license
    If you do not have one of the primary forms of photo ID, check the list of acceptable secondary forms of ID and supplemental documents.
  2. Must bring with you the completed Authorization to Release Information form, and the Fingerprint Authorization form, both provided to you by your hiring department.
  3. Clients must arrive on time to avoid rescheduling.

Appointments for Registered Nurses (performed at UCDMC only):

  • Print and fill-out the Live Scan form found on the BRN website
  • Check or money order for $46.80, payable to "The UC Regents"
  • Valid government-issued photo ID (state-issued driver's license, government-issued ID or passport)

Schedule an appointment

Select the calendar for the appropriate location in the "Ready to schedule your Live Scan appointment?" box.

Please be sure to select the correct calendar for the location in which you wish to make your appointment - the Davis campus, or the Sacramento medical center.

You will be sent a confirmation e-mail once your appointment has been scheduled.


Contact the Live Scan appointment desk at (530) 752-6859 or (916) 734-3841