Before the Medical Board of California can issue a registration, a criminal record clearance must be received from both the state Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
DOJ has implemented Live Scan, an electronic fingerprinting system with a subsequent automated background check and response. Since Live Scan is administered by DOJ, scanning sites are only located in California. A listing of those locations, the hours of operations, and the local agency fees can be found at: http://ag.ca.gov/fingerprints/publications/contact.php.
You may obtain the Live Scan form by clicking on the link below, contacting the Board at (916) 263-2382 (option 1), or via email at email@example.com.
Take the preprinted Live Scan form to a scanning site. In addition to the $49 processing fee, the scanning site may charge a "rolling fee". All required fees must be paid at the time of service. Once the scanning process is complete, the Live Scan operator will give you parts 2 and 3 of the form. It is your responsibility to send the Board a copy of the form along with your application.
If there is no location reasonably close to you, contact the Board to request fingerprint cards. If you use the paper and ink fingerprint cards, you must return them to the Board with the $49 processing fee.