Hardcard Scanning Out-of-State Fingerprinting Florida State Agencies

Licensing or Employment in Florida 

Out of State

Fingerprints can be captured using the hard card scanning method at local police stations or fingerprinting facilities. Hard card scanning produces accurately scored fingerprinting cards that are less likely to be rejected by the authorizing agency. Completed hard cards must be mailed to an approved provider, such as Tru Printz, who can convert them to electronic format. The service provider will then submit the electronic fingerprints to FDLE for processing.

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Who Can Fingerprint Applicants According to FDLE

Who Can Fingerprint Applicants According to FDLE

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), fingerprints for Level 2 background checks can be taken by various individuals, including but not limited to:

  • Law enforcement agencies.
  • Authorized personnel at government agencies.
  • Accredited individuals at fingerprinting facilities.

Cost of Fingerprint Kit and Contents

The cost of the fingerprint kit provided by Tru Printz may vary, and it typically includes everything you need to fulfill your Florida Livescan fingerprint requirements. The contents of the kit may include:

  • Priority mail will be sent to you, and prepaid return postage will be returned to Tru Printz.
  • Instruction packet and forms.
  • Three FD258 Fingerprint cards.
  • Livescan submission to the State of Florida.
Fingerprint Cards (FD 258)

Please note that using the hard card scanning method may have limitations. Service providers using this method may not be able to submit a photograph during screening. As a result, your prints may not be entered into Florida’s Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse for sharing among specified agencies requiring a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check. If you apply to volunteer, be employed, be licensed, or enter into a contract with another agency within the Clearinghouse after using the hard card scanning method, your background screening results may not be shared, and you may need another background check with that agency.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A Level 2 background check is a state and national fingerprint-based background check conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to determine an individual’s eligibility for specific licenses, employment positions, or volunteer opportunities in Florida.

Individuals seeking licensure or employment in certain professions, such as nursing, physicians, real estate agents, security guards, private investigators, and community managers, may be required to undergo a Level 2 background check.

Fingerprinting kits, including FD258 fingerprint cards and instruction packets, can be obtained from authorized providers such as Tru Printz. These kits typically include everything needed to fulfill Florida Livescan fingerprint requirements

Authorized personnel can take fingerprints at various locations, including law enforcement agencies, government agencies, and accredited fingerprinting facilities. Additionally, individuals can capture their fingerprints using the hard card scanning method at local police stations or fingerprinting facilities.

Applicants can submit their fingerprints for processing by mailing completed fingerprint cards or using Livescan technology to capture and submit their prints electronically. The chosen service provider, such as Tru Printz, will convert complex card scans to electronic format and submit them to FDLE for processing.

Processing times may vary, but Accurate Biometrics typically processes fingerprints the same day they are received. Once processed, applicants will receive a receipt via email to include in their license packet.

Yes, individuals using the hard card scanning method may be unable to submit a photograph at the time of screening. As a result, their prints may not be entered into Florida’s Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse for sharing among specified agencies. Additional background checks may be required if applying to volunteer, be employed, be licensed, or enter into a contract with another agency within the Clearinghouse.

These FAQs address common inquiries regarding the fingerprinting process for Level 2 background checks in Florida, providing applicants with essential information to navigate the process effectively.

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