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Live Scan

Live Scan/Background Appointments

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 Mornings & Thursday Afternoons at the UC Davis campus. The UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento offer appointments Monday-Friday (see Directions and parking information found below).

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):

  • Updated Live Scan information (CA Board of Registered Nursing website)
  • Request for Live Scan form (CA Board of Registered Nursing website)
  • Once received, print and fill-out the Live Scan form
  • 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) 734-3425


Davis Location

UC Davis Campus at the Fire and Police Building in Davis.
Located behind Transportation Services (TAPS), and the Pavilion Parking Structure. Parking is available to the right of the building against the chain link fence. Posted signs state "Police Parking Only." Entrance is the front of the building.

Davis station

Sacramento Location

UC Davis Medical Center at 4200 V Street, Sacramento, California
30-minute parking is available on the east side of the building at 4200 V Street. Park in the first parking spot next to sidewalk with signage "LiveScan for Police Dept."

UCDHS Police Dept parking entry.