Florida Exemption from Disqualification of Employment

Cleared Exemptions, Secured Better Employment

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At TruPrintz, we assist clients with information gathering and document production for Exemption from Disqualification of Employment applications. Our trained technicians will capture your photographs and fingerprints accurately and efficiently. We adhere strictly to all applicable rules and regulations to ensure the safety of children, adults, and the elderly.
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Working with Vulnerable Communities

All candidates must pass a Level 2 background screening, which includes a comprehensive live scan fingerprinting procedure, to be eligible for employment with organizations governed by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), CDC+, and the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
Employment Background Verifications

Employment Background Verifications

We verify all periods of unemployment specified by the applicant. A minimum of two years must have passed since the position for which the applicant is applying. TruPrintz also accepts and processes Out-of-State FD 258 Cards for those relocating to or entering Florida.

Level 2 Livescan Fingerprinting

TruPrintz is an FDLE-authorized Level 2 Livescan electronic fingerprinting service provider. Our services are especially beneficial for veteran-founded organizations.
Level 2 Livescan Fingerprinting
Local Criminal Records Check

Local Criminal Records Check

Truprintz has years of experience as a reputable provider of Livescan fingerprints. Our reputation is built upon our prompt and effective resolution of customers’ inquiries and issues through our customer service. Our objective is to create an enhanced, more convenient, and secure biometric and Level 2 background check experience for our clients.

Background Check

The APD & APD CDC Plus utilizes a Clearinghouse that permits disseminating criminal history check results to multiple state agencies if an individual wishes to volunteer, contract, or work for an organization that provides services to children, the elderly, or the disabled. Once your background check has been completed, you are exempt from obtaining a new fingerprint background check each time you change agencies (especially if you volunteer for multiple organizations).

Background Check
Background Check Clearinghouse

Background Check Clearinghouse

The APD and CDC+ utilize a Clearinghouse to disseminate criminal history check results to multiple state agencies. This system benefits individuals who wish to volunteer, contract, or work for various organizations that provide services to children, the elderly, or the disabled. Once your background check is complete, you are exempt from obtaining a new fingerprint background check each time you change agencies.

Authority: Exemption from Disqualification

Under section 435.07, Florida Statutes, individuals disqualified from employment may be granted an exemption from disqualification. This exemption does not alter an individual's criminal history but provides eligibility for employment in a healthcare setting.

You must be lawfully released from confinement, supervision, or any other non-monetary condition imposed by the court for a disqualifying misdemeanor criminal offense.
At least three years must have passed since you were lawfully released from confinement, supervision, or any other non-monetary condition imposed by the court for a disqualifying felony criminal offense.
You must have completed any court-ordered fees, fines, funds, liens, civil judgments, applications, costs of prosecution, trust, or restitution in full as part of the judgment and sentence for any disqualifying felony or misdemeanor.
Individuals designated as sexual predators, sexual offenders, or career offenders are not eligible for an Exemption from Disqualification.

Application Process

To apply for an exemption from disqualification, you must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that an exemption should be granted. Your application will be reviewed, and a decision will be made once all relevant documentation has been received.
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Florida Exemption from Disqualification FAQs

Anyone disqualified from employment with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) due to a criminal record may apply for an exemption. This exemption allows individuals to work with vulnerable populations despite their criminal history, provided they meet certain criteria demonstrating rehabilitation and suitability for the position.

You may be eligible to apply for an exemption if you have been disqualified based on a background screening and can demonstrate that you have been rehabilitated. Eligibility criteria include the nature of the offense, the time elapsed since the conviction, and evidence of rehabilitation.

To apply for an exemption from disqualification:

  1. Complete the Exemption from Disqualification Application form.
  2. Gather required documents, including arrest reports, court dispositions, probation information, and any other relevant information.
  3. Submit the application and supporting documents to the APD.

No, there is no application fee to apply for an exemption from disqualification with APD.

The letter lists only your disqualifying offense(s) to clarify the specific reasons for your disqualification. This helps in identifying the offenses that must be addressed in your application for an exemption.

If you cannot obtain all required documents, you should still submit your application with an explanation of your efforts to obtain them. Include any available documentation that supports your rehabilitation and suitability for employment.

Rehabilitation refers to the process of demonstrating positive changes in behavior and lifestyle since the time of the offense. This can include completing educational programs, maintaining steady employment, engaging in community service, and other activities that show you have taken steps to improve your life and reduce the risk of reoffending.

Yes, a Letter of Recommendation should include:

  • The relationship between the writer and the applicant.
  • An assessment of the applicant’s character.
  • Examples of the applicant’s rehabilitation efforts and positive changes.
  • The writer’s opinion on the applicant’s suitability to work with vulnerable populations.

If your application for an exemption is denied, you can appeal the decision. The denial letter will include instructions on how to file an appeal, including the timeframe and any additional information you need to provide.

Yes, an exemption granted by another Florida state agency may be considered. However, you will need to provide documentation of the exemption and it may still be subject to review by APD to ensure it meets their specific requirements.

No, there is no specific time limitation once an exemption is granted. However, any new disqualifying offenses may require you to apply for a new exemption.