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How to Apply for Live Scan Fingerprinting in Florida

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LLive Scan Fingerprinting is often needed for many professions and licenses in Florida. It can be a requirement for anyone needing to obtain a professional license or certification, this can also include medical workers or individuals working with children or the elderly.

To get the Live Scan fingerprinting service, you will need to obtain an ORI number from your requesting agency, that is whoever is requesting you to submit your fingerprints for a background check. The fingerprinting process only takes a few minutes and can be done at any of our locations across the State of Florida.

If you need to find out the exact cost, you can begin the online enrollment process and our online system will tell you exactly how much would be owed for the government fee plus the service fee for your selected location.

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan fingerprinting is the electronic capture of fingerprints using a digital fingerprint scanner, your fingerprints and transaction information are then electronically transmitted to a law enforcement agency for a background check. Live Scan fingerprinting replaces the traditional ink and paper fingerprinting technique, which has been used since the early 1900s.

To use our Live Scan fingerprinting network in Florida, you will need to search for a location and provide them with your requesting agency ORI number. You can quickly enroll online using your ORI number and you will be given a QR code, you can also walk into any of the locations on our website that offer walk-in services.

What does the fingerprinting process entail?

The fingerprinting process involves providing the Live Scan site with information such as your ORI number, first name, last name, date of birth, place of birth, social security number, gender, race, height, weight, hair color eye color, and residential address.

Once your identity has been verified and your information is typed into the Live Scan system, the fingerprint technician will begin the process of capturing your fingerprints. This will include capturing a “flat” image of your two thumbs, your right four fingers, and then your left four fingers. The technician will then proceed to capture a rolled image of each of your individual fingerprints.

The Live Scan process can take as little as five minutes or a little longer depending on the quality of your fingerprints. Once all of your information has been entered and your fingerprints have been captured, the Live Scan transaction will then be transmitted to the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement and/or the FBI depending on your ORI number and application type.

How much does Live Scan Fingerprinting cost in Florida?

The Live Scan fingerprinting fees are based on your ORI and application type, the best way to get an accurate quote of the fees owed, is to search for a location and to enroll online. During the checkout process, the system will give you an exact quote for the government fees plus the service fee at your selected location.

Benefits of Live Scan versus ink and paper fingerprinting

Live Scan is the electronic capture of your fingerprints, which means that fingerprint technicians are given real-time feedback on the quality of the fingerprints before they transmit them to a government agency like the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) or the FBI.

Also, Live Scan transactions can be transmitted to government agencies in minutes rather than days or even weeks associated with mailing in fingerprint cards. Also, fingerprint cards are always at risk of getting lost or delayed in the mailing system.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the process for submitting a Live Scan transaction to the FDLE?

    To submit your Live Scan transaction to the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement), you will need to have an ORI number which is a number that your requesting agency will provide based on your application type. Once you have obtained your ORI number, you can select a location and begin the online enrollment process

  • Who runs the fingerprint-based background check in Florida?

    The FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) is responsible for receiving all fingerprint transactions, running a background check, and then sending the Live Scan background check report to your requesting agency. Once your background check report is received, you will be able to continue with the process of obtaining your professional license, employment, or volunteer work. 

  • Where can I find a location to get fingerprinted?

    The process of finding a location is quite easy, we have provided an online directory of locations that can assist with your fingerprinting process. Once you have searched for a location, you will need to enroll online or walk into the location with your ORI number. We would highly recommend the process of enrolling online, which will give you an exact quote for how much the Live Scan fingerprinting transaction will cost. 

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