Essential Support Services (ELDERSBURG LOCATION)
will be closed from Friday, August 5, 2022 through Monday, August 8, 2022 for a mini vacation.
As a small company, we hope that you will consider coming back to us when we open on Tuesday, August 9th
for your fingerprinting needs. If you cannot wait, please visit the Department of Public Safety
and Correctional Services for a list of fingerprint providers throughout the State of Maryland.
LIVE SCAN/INK-CARD FINGERPRINTING
We use state-of-the-art equipment, optical fingerprint recognition, verification and identification. We utilize both Fingerprint cards and Live Scan (Electronic Fingerprinting). Our technicians are trained and certified. You can rest assured that you’ll receive the highest quality work and best possible results when dealing with us.
LiveScan (Electronic) Fingerprinting
This service includes capturing fingerprints that are electronically forwarded to the Maryland Criminal Justice Information System and FBI, who then use the fingerprints and personal information to run a complete criminal history record check (CHRC). From this information, the regulatory agency and employer determine if there is anything in the records that would disqualify the individual from serving in the program/profession/or obtaining the applied license.
To save time while at the office, please print and complete the Livescan Fingerprinting form and bring with you along with a valid photo ID.
Fingerprint (INK) Cards:
Ink Card Fingerprinting Service also known as Fingerprint Cards or Ink Cards (FD-258) are generally used when an applicant is applying for a job, license or permit outside of the state that they currently live. However, sometimes these Fingerprint Cards/ Ink Cards are used for Federal Background Checks or in some cases when a Live Scan fingerprint will not go through the normal process you can sometimes use a Fingerprint Card/ Ink Card instead.
Live Scan (Electronic Fingerprinting) and Fingerprint cards:
For the Mobile Unit, we come to your facility to fingerprint larger or small groups of applicants. This is a great option for organizations or clients that wish to save their applicants time and travel. ESS, will send a qualified technician to a designated agreed-upon location on a mutually agreed-upon date to capture fingerprints. The organization or client will be responsible for scheduling and organizing the applicants to be fingerprinted. Contact us to get pricing on our Mobile Unit.