Aug 31, 2010

Live Scan background screening for providers

Beginning August 1, 2010 HB 7069 will take effect and change critical aspects of the current background screening process.

The most significant change to our providers is that employers will not be able to employ applicants for positions of special trust or responsibility until the applicants are cleared by a complete background screen to include a fingerprint-based search of criminal records in Florida and nationally.

In order to timely meet the needs of our partners, the Department is requesting that providers ask applicants to submit fingerprints using electronic LiveScan through private vendors.

LiveScan results can be received by the Department in as little as 24 to 48 hours. This is in contrast to hard copy fingerprint submission results being received and processed by the Department anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks.

The charges listed for the live scan service providers are affected by FDLE's fee per record for criminal history information, which is set by Section 943.053(3)(b), Florida Statutes, and varies by agency and circumstance.

This link is a list of LiveScan Locations in a PDF format: