How To Get Fingerprinted

 

Step 1:  Get Your ORI Number. This is the digital address the state uses to direct your results to the proper regulatory agency for review and you cannot be scanned without one.  If you unsure of what your ORI number is… Your employer, licensing authority, or regulatory agency is able to provide you with the correct information. Due to the sheer volume of ORI numbers available and the fact that we cannot edit a submission after it’s been transmitted, we are unable to provide you with guidance related to selecting the correct ORI number.

 

Step 2:  Make An Appointment. While we do accept walk-ins, we highly suggest that you make an appointment as availability cannot be guaranteed in the event that the schedule is fully booked or the equipment is mobile. Use our scheduling tool to the right to book an appointment. Select your preferred office location and date, and then the available list of open appointment slots will appear.  Select your preferred time and then enter your name, ORI number, phone, email, and a password so you can edit your appointment if you need to make a change. You will receive a confirmation email almost immediately after clicking “Enter” on the bottom. Details regarding our locations can be found under the “Location/Hours” section of our site.

 

Step 3: Come to Your Appointment and Get Scanned.  You will need at least one form of government issued identification, preferably a Florida driver’s license or identification card.  You will also need your social security number and a form of payment. Payment information can be found under the “Pricing” section on our site. The entire process takes approximately 10-15 minutes. As long as your hands are clean with no visible dirt, it is not necessary to wash your hands before the appointment.  Please refrain from using any hand sanitizer or lotions before your appointment as it may make it more difficult to get a good quality scan. If a photo is required for your ORI number, please have something to pull your hair back (if necessary) and be prepared to remove glasses or hats. Once completed, the scan will be submitted to the state for immediate processing and you’ll be emailed a receipt with the Transaction Control Number (TCN) and other pertinent information. Please do not delete this email as it contains important information you may need to reference at a later date.

 

Step 5:  Check Your Results.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement states that it can take up to 5 business days to completely process your results.  You will not receive a copy of the results and you’ll need to inquire with your employer or regulatory agency as the outcome of your background check. Please bear in mind that we do not receive or review the results, and any inquiries regarding the scan or the results should be directed to the applicable state regulatory agency or the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (850) 410-8161 using the supplied submission Transaction Control Number (TCN).  However, you are able to check the submission status of your scan at any time by simply going to the “Check Submission Status” section of our website which will take you directly to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. There, once you input your TCN number (included on your receipt/starts with “70CA84…”), you can see when the scan was submitted, the ORI number used, and the completion status.

We do not issue refunds under any circumstances once the scan has been submitted.  Please be certain that the information you provided is accurate as once it is received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, it will be processed exactly as it was submitted and cannot be changed.

 

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LIVE SCAN FINGERPRINTING PRICING EXPLAINED

Price Range: $50.00 to $90.00 (plus applicable local sales tax)

Total pricing is a combination of the state’s background check fee and our company’s processing fee, plus applicable local sales tax. The background check fees themselves are set by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and prices vary based on the ORI number being used for the submission.  Due to the fact that there are hundreds of different ORI numbers with varying costs that are constantly being changed and updated by the state, it’s impossible for us to list specific pricing for each and every ORI number.

However, we are able to prepare you for your visit with a range of prices and probable cost based on your ORI number.

If your ORI number starts with “FL9…” and does not require a photo, the price will likely be at the lower end of the range.

If your ORI starts with anything else (ie EAHCA, EDOH, etc) and requires a photo, the price will likely be at the higher end of the range.

If you unsure of what your ORI number is… Your employer, licensing authority, or regulatory agency is able to provide you with the correct information. Due to the sheer volume of ORI numbers available and the fact that we cannot edit a submission after it’s been transmitted, we are unable to provide you with guidance related to selecting the correct ORI number.

We accept the following forms of payment: 

Visa, Mastercard, Cash, and Business Checks.  

Business Checks should be made out to: Florida Fingerprinting

We do not accept the following forms of payment:  

Personal Checks, Cashier Checks, or Money Orders.

We do not issue refunds under any circumstances once the scan has been submitted.  Please be certain that the information you provided is accurate, as once it is received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, it will be processed exactly as it was submitted and cannot be edited.

Live Scan Fingerprinting

Now With 3 Convenient Locations

Sarasota

4647 Fruitville Road

Suite 3381

Sarasota, FL 34232

Phone:  (941) 538-7959​

Email: Info@FLFingerprinting.com

(Allow one business day)

  • Located in the Oakwood Professional Center
  • Approximately 1.5 miles west of I-75 between Honore and McIntosh on the north side.
  • Last building, last suite on the left
  • The business is located inside the Granny Nannies Home Care Office (not affiliated)

St. Petersburg

2836 5th Avenue North

Unit C

Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

Phone: (727) 287-6822

Info@FLFingerprinting.com

(Allow one business day)

  • Located in the Kenwood District near St. Petersburg High School
  • No street parking on 5th Ave, but there is alley access from either 28th or 29th Street North with parking available in the rear of the building
  • The office is located on the first floor and the public entrance is in the front of the building on 5th Avenue
  • The business is located inside the Granny Nannies Home Care Office (not affiliated)

Tampa

6102 S MacDill Ave

Suite J

Tampa, FL 33611

Phone: (813) 607-2966

Info@FLFingerprinting.com

(Allow one business day)

  • Located in the Interbay Shopping Center
  • At the intersection of McDill Avenue and Interbay Blvd
  • Upstairs Office Suites above the Dry Cleaner
  • Entrance is in the rear of the building
  • The business is located inside the Granny Nannies Home Care Office (not affiliated)

Live Scan Fingerprinting Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday 10:00am until 4:00pm

Sarasota Finger Printing

St. Petersburg

Tampa Fingerprinting

FAQ

Q:  Do I need an appointment?
A: No, walk-ins are always welcome.  However, we do get busy and customers with an appointment do take priority over walk-ins.  If you want to secure a specific time we highly suggest you register through our website.  It’s simple and only takes a minute.  We start accepting applicants at 10am and stop at 345pm.
Q:  Is it okay if I’m a few minutes late?
A: Sure, it’s no problem at all.  However, you may have to wait a few minutes if there is a walk-in or scheduled appointment customer ahead of you at that point.  
Q:  Do I need to wash my hands?
A:  Only if they are visibly dirty.  You hands should be clean and free of any visible dirt prior to arrival.  However, it’s not necessary to do any other preparation. 
Q:  Do you have a public restroom?
A: Unfortunately we do not.   Due to HIPAA restrictions, we cannot allow live scan customers beyond our lobby area.  However, we are very close to the interstate where there are numerous fast food restaurants and fuel stations that have public restrooms. 
Q:  What is an ORI number?
A:  The ORI number is the digital address for where the fingerprint results need to be sent to. Without the ORI number, it is impossible to submit fingerprints for background screening.  
Q:  What is an OCA number?
A: The OCA number is the numeric designation for the entities requesting prints (ie employers).  It is only applicable to AHCA, DCF, and Medicaid applicants.  In the case of AHCA and DCF, it is their agency assigned number (not the license number).  In the case of Medicare applicants, it is their medicaid number.  This allows the regulatory agency to see specifically which entity is requesting the applicant’s fingerprint background.  
Q:  Where do I find the ORI and OCA numbers?  
A: Your employer or regulatory agency will have this information.  There are literally hundreds of ORI and OCA numbers, so we cannot be responsible for selecting the correct one for you.  Many of them can be found online though.  AHCA applicants can find the appropriate OCA number (aka AHCA number) at by clicking here.
Q:  Where can I find out more information about AHCA or DOH background screenings rules?
A:  Please see the links listed below:
DBPR: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/servop/testing/documents/finger_faq.pdf
Q:  How long does it take to get the results?
A:  Generally it takes 3-5 business days for the FDLE to route the results to your regulatory agency, and subsequently, to your employer.
Q:  How do I get my results?  
A:  Only your employer has access to your results.  Our roles is scan your hands and submit them to the state for processing, never knowing what the outcome of the background check is.  However, you can check on the submission status of your prints.  If you click on Check Status in our menu it will take you directly to the FDLE site to see where your prints are in the process. You will need your TCN (Transaction Control Number i.e. 70CA84_____) which can be found on your receipt. If you have any questions about your results please contact the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) at (850) 410-8161
Q:  What is my employer doesn’t see the results show up in their system?
A:  As stated above, we only scan and submit your fingerprints for processing Your employer or regulatory agency should call the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at 850-410-8161 to inquire using the supplied transaction number (TCN) on your receipt from us. 

Q:  I got a letter stating my fingerprints were rejected due to low quality or illegibility.  What should I do next?
A: You’ll need to come back to our office to be fingerprinted again.  The FBI wants to see two attempts at getting legible prints to make sure “it’s you, not us”.  Please bring the letter you received and make sure it has a “TCR” number.  It should start with “E2016, E2017, etc”  and be followed by a long series of numbers.  If your prints fail again, which they most certainly will if they failed the first time, the FDLE will resort to a manual query and do a national background search based on your name and social security number.  Please bear in mind that a manual query takes much longer than a digital fingerprint search.  Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to improve the quality of your prints if they are already damaged from age or wear/tear.  There is a $5 fee to be fingerprinted again.

Q:  I want to work for an AHCA regulated agency, and under the new rules my employer is supposed to initiate the background screening for me through the AHCA BGS portal. What if I don’t have an employer yet and I want to get the process started myself?
A:  This is not a problem.  All we need is the appropriate ORI number and we can get the background screening process started. 

Q: Can you submit electronic prints to another state?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot.  The ability to transmit and successfully process electronic fingerprints to a government entity requires individualized contracts and very specific software requirements, which vary from state to state. Due to the low demand for this service and the complexity of interacting with 50 states,  we decided not to offer an out of state submission service.  However, we most certainly will capture and submit electronic fingerprints that are being processed by the State of Florida.

Q: Do you capture prints on paper cards?
A:
We don’t do any ink/paper type of fingerprinting. Due to extremely low demand and the need for very specialized equipment, we decided not to offer ink/paper fingerprinting services. However, most local police departments/sheriff’s offices do offer this as a service for their community. Contact your local law enforcement agency for more information about availability, scheduling, and cost.

Q:  What types of payment do you accept?
A:   Cash, business checks, Visa, Mastercard, cashier’s checks, and money orders.  We do not accept personal checks under any circumstances.