Starting A Fingerprinting Business In Georgia?
Starting a fingerprinting business in Georgia requires a few things to get started. The most important being the following.
- Fingerprinting Skills
- State Regulation Knowledge
- Marketing Strategy
Here is a step-by-step guide to help you learn how to start a fingerprinting business in Georgia:
- State Regulation Knowledge:
The fingerprinting regulations in Virginia are as follows.
- Hybrid State
- Accepts Fingerprint Cards
- Requires no professional license
- Electronic fingerprinting can be done commercially but NOT statewide.
Now if those bullet points do not make complete sense that's fine. See the explanations below.
A "hybrid state" means that a state will allow a private person or business to process fingerprint cards for state reason. Hybrid also means that the state may have a contract with an electronic fingerprinting vendor but it is not exclusive. In short there is a company doing contract work for the state but there is also availability for private businesses and individuals to complete fingerprint cards for the state too.
"Accepting fingerprint cards" means that if the state is requiring a fingerprint card to be done, then that card can be done by you without any licenses or other requirements. Fingerprint cards can also be for federal reasons or "commercial" reasons which anyone can do regardless of what state you are in.
No professional license or certification is required to conduct ink fingerprinting services in the state of Georgia. It is suggested to be certified with a company that provides training so you ensure your customers get a quality service.
Commercial electronic fingerprinting or "live scan" can be done. State live scan or state specific electronic fingerprinting is only done by law enforcement and some vendors in the state of Georgia. This is referred to as GAPS fingerprinting. GAPS fingerprinting can accept fingerprint cards for some instances as well.
2. Fingerprinting Skills
We always suggest to seek professional training to be confident in rolling fingerprints for the state of Virginia. You can inquire about training by booking a call with a fingerprinting.org team member. Click here to book a call
3. Marketing Strategy
For marketing we suggest creating the following to get started.
- Google Business Profile
- Listing on a referral site
For more information on marketing and assistance with marketing you can inquire about our live bootcamp training below!
Georgia is a great state to do fingerprinting in. As long as you have a solid plan, the right materials, and take action!
Business Setup And Legal Information
Although fingerprinting.org is not licensed to provide legal or tax information in regards to your state, we always suggest the following as a starting point.
- Ensure you have a legal business entity setup
- LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or other
- Ensure you keep good financial records
- Consult an attorney or tax professional for further advice regarding operating a business in your state.