What information must I provide to the Livescan vendor I choose?
a) If you are an applicant seeking a license for any profession regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which requires a criminal background search as a condition of licensure, you must provide accurate demographic information at the time your fingerprints are taken, including your Social Security number. The department will not be able to process a submission that does not include your Social Security number (except for AB&T customers that are not citizens of the United States).
b) Please make sure that you clearly identify the profession for which you are seeking to be licensed or select “Temporary License for Military Spouse” and submit your fingerprints payment to the vendor. Any inaccurate information that you provide could cause a delay in processing your request.
c) You must provide the correct ORI number
Where do I get the ORI number to submit to the vendor?
The following professions require submission of electronic fingerprints as a part of the licensure application. The ORI number identifies the correct profession and the agency that is responsible for processing your request. The ORI numbers are indicated next to each profession.
Real Estate Sales and Brokers - FL920010Z
Real Estate Appraisers - FL922050Z
Construction - FL923400Z
Community Association Managers - FL921932Z
Talent Agents - FL921670Z
Athlete Agents - FL922040Z
Employee Leasing - FL921880Z
Alcoholic, Beverages and Tobacco - FL 920150Z
Home Inspectors - FL 924250Z
Mold Remediation or Assessment - FL 924260Z
Temporary License for Military Spouse - FL 924270Z ( All Boards)
Note: We also work with any other ORI number approved by FDLE.
How does the electronic fingerprinting process actually work?
In the traditional method of fingerprinting, ink is applied to each of your fingers which are then “rolled” across a fingerprint card to obtain your prints. With electronic fingerprinting, there is no ink or card. Your fingerprints are “rolled” across a glass plate and scanned. It is faster and cleaner than the traditional method. Electronic fingerprinting reduces the likelihood of illegible fingerprints and will reduce the overall application processing time.
How long will it take to have my fingerprints scanned?
It should only take approximately 10-15 minutes.
What should I do if I am notified by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined my electronic fingerprints were illegible?
The electronic fingerprint scanning machines are equipped to determine if your fingerprints scanned successfully; however, if it is determined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that your prints were not legible, we will send you a notification letter asking you to go back to the same vendor that did your initial prints and schedule a re-roll of your prints. You will be required to bring the notification letter with you as information such as the TCN (Transaction Control Number) and TCR (Transaction Control Reference) must be identified and used at the time of the reroll. You will be responsible for any costs associated with the re-roll of your fingerprints.
How long are my fingerprints valid for?
DBPR will retain the results of the prints for 24 months (12 months for Real Estate/Real Estate Appraisers) from the date your digital fingerprints were electronically received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE retains the prints for 180 days only. If your prints have expired at the time your application is submitted to the department, you will be required to submit new prints again.
Can I use my recent prints to apply for another professional license?
Your prints cannot be shared between professions or with other agencies. You are required to have separate prints for each license you are applying for.
All persons being fingerprinted must have proof of identity (Government issued ie: drivers license, State ID or passport-no exceptions, company ID is not acceptable).
A social security number is also necessary at time of fingerprinting.
ELECTRONIC FINGERPRINTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please ensure that the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number is provided to the vendor when you submit your fingerprints. If you do not provide an ORI number or if you provide an incorrect ORI number to the vendor, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will not receive your fingerprint results. The applicant is fully responsible for selecting the vendor and ensuring submission of the prints to the department.