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Criminal Justice Program Students Background Screening

Fingerprinting for Criminal Justice Program Students in Florida

The Level 2 Background Screening and digital fingerprinting is required as part of students application for admission into criminal justice training school program approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.

 

Florida students attending 4-year accredited colleges and universities offering the Correctional Probation Training Program and all other criminal justice sciences or administration courses must comply with background screening procedures as set in F.S. 943.14(7)

 

943.14(7) Commission-certified criminal justice training schools; certificates and diplomas; exemptions; injunctive relief; fines.—

 

(7) Each criminal justice training school that offers law enforcement, correctional, or correctional probation officer basic recruit training, or selection center that provides applicant screening for criminal justice training schools, shall conduct a criminal history background check of an applicant prior to entrance into the basic recruit class. A complete set of fingerprints must be taken by an authorized criminal justice agency or by an employee of the criminal justice training school or selection center who is trained to take fingerprints. If the employing agency has previously taken a set of fingerprints from the applicant and has obtained a criminal history check of the applicant using the fingerprints, the requirements of this subsection shall be met when the employing agency submits to the criminal justice training school or selection center a letter stating the date on which the agency took the fingerprints of the applicant, a summary of the criminal history check based on the fingerprints, and a certification that the applicant is qualified to enroll in the basic recruit training program pursuant to s. 943.13. If the criminal justice training school or selection center takes the fingerprints, it shall submit the fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for a statewide criminal history check, and forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history check. Applicants found through fingerprint processing to have pled guilty to or been convicted of a crime which would render the applicant unable to meet the minimum qualifications for employment as an officer as specified in s. 943.13(4) shall be removed from the pool of qualified candidates by the criminal justice training school or selection center.

 

F.S. 943.13 (4) Officers’ minimum qualifications for employment or appointment.

—On or after October 1, 1984, any person employed or appointed as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary law enforcement officer or correctional officer; on or after October 1, 1986, any person employed as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary correctional probation officer; and on or after October 1, 1986, any person employed as a full-time, part-time, or auxiliary correctional officer by a private entity under contract to the Department of Corrections, to a county commission, or to the Department of Management Services shall Not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement is not eligible for employment or appointment as an officer, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Notwithstanding this subsection, any person who has pled nolo contendere to a misdemeanor involving a false statement, prior to December 1, 1985, and has had such record sealed or expunged shall not be deemed ineligible for employment or appointment as an officer.

 

The Criminal Justice Program Students Screening licensing is regulated by Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission . In order to get fingerprinted as part of your admission application please contact your local law enforcement agency or IDENTICO LLC today. Visit our official website www.myidentico.com or call us today (954) 239-8590. We have an open door policy at our office located at 3948 Pembroke Road, Suite E, Pembroke Park, FL, 33021, however if you would like to schedule an appointment at certain time, please visit http://www.myidentico.com/hitappoint/ and we’ll serve you first regardless of any wait line. Live Scan fingerprinting services and submission for Level 2 Background Check are available if permitted by you college or university.

 

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IDENTICO LLC.

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APD Background Screening

How to apply for AHCA’s Exemption from Disqualification?

First of all who must apply for an exemption?

 

Any individual employed or seeking employment with a health care provider licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration that has been notified by the employer that they have been found guilty of, regardless of adjudication, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendre to any of the criminal offenses listed in sections 435.03(2) , 435.04(2), and 408.809 Florida Statutes.

 

The health care providers that may require you to have an exemption in order to work are:

 

 

Adult Day Care Center Health Care Services Pool
Adult Family Care Home Home Health Agency
Assisted Living Facility Home Medical Equipment
Community Mental Health Homemaker/Companion Service
Crisis Stabilization Unit Hospice
Health Care Clinic ICF/DD

Nurse Registry                                                  Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care

Nursing Homes                                                 Residential Treatment Facility/Center

 

NOTE: Even if you have received an exemption from disqualification from another state agency, you are still required to apply for an exemption through this Agency. Proof of exemption must be provided with the application. The Agency will take into consideration any exemption that is granted through another state agency when making a decision

 

Who is eligible for an exemption?

 

A person is not eligible to apply for an Exemption from Disqualification until:

 

  • He/she has been lawfully released from confinement, probation or other sanction for a disqualifying misdemeanor criminal offense;
  • At least 3 years after he/she has been lawfully released from confinement, probation or other sanction for a disqualifying felony criminal offense.Persons designated as sexual predators, sexual offenders or career offenders are not eligible for an Exemption from Disqualification.You must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that you will not present a danger if employed within the healthcare field. Types of information that must be submitted with your application include:
    • A completed Level 2 screening (If the screening was conducted through the Agency a copy will be on file. If you need to request a screening, please follow instruction found in this document under How to Request a Level 2 Screening)
    • Arrest reports for all arrests
    • Court dispositions for all arrests
    • A letter from parole or probation regarding your current status
    • 3-5 letters of reference (at least one must be from a current or recent employer on the employer’s letterhead)
    • Any information regarding counseling, education, technical training, employment history, community involvement, awards or special recognition

 

What will be considered when granting an exemption?

  • the circumstances surrounding the criminal incident for which an exemption is sought;
  • the time period that has elapsed since the incident;
  • the nature of the harm caused to the victim;
  • a history of the employee since the incident; and
  • any other evidence or circumstances indicating that the individual is leading a positive lifestyle.

 

How to apply for an exemption.

 

An “Application for Exemption”, AHCA Form #3110-0019, must be completed and returned along with ALL required documents noted on the Checklist that is included with the application.

For your convenience you may download the exemption application from the following link:

 

Download: AHCA Background Screening Application for Exemption

 

When you submit the application, be sure to include all the required documents or a statement as to why a document is not included with the application. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL RESULT IN A DELAY IN THE PROCESSING AND FINAL DECISION OF THE CASE.

 

How long does the process take?

An Application for Exemption will not be reviewed until ALL the required documents are received by the Agency.

If there is missing information on the application or required documents :

 

You will receive an Incomplete Notice by certified mail. You have 30 days from receipt of that notice to send the missing information to the Agency. If it will take longer than 30 days, contact the analyst reviewing your case (name is on the incomplete notice) to request an extension. If all the information is not received within 30 days, your case will be CLOSED and you will have to send in a new application.

Once the application and all documentation are complete you will receive one of the following:

  • Hearing Notice – a personal interview will be scheduled with the hearing committee in order to make a determination. The initial hearing is generally held by telephone and is an informal process in which the committee will ask specific questions regarding your criminal/abuse history, work history, and reasons for wanting to work within the healthcare field.

 

Upon completion of the hearing, a recommendation is made by the committee to either grant or deny the application. The Agency’s Secretary or his delegate makes the final decision. The applicant is then notified by mail regarding the decision.

 

  • Grant Letter – The issuance of a grant letter provides eligibility for employment with a health care provider. The granting of an exemption by any State Department (including this Agency) does not change the results of a background screening or clear your criminal history. The exemption only provides eligibility for employment despite the presence of a disqualifying offense(s). The applicant must provide a copy of the grant letter to each potential health care employer.

 

If you receive a judgment for a disqualifying criminal offense after the date exemption is granted, the exemption will be voided and your employer (if a health care provider) will be notified that you are no longer eligible to work.

 

  • Denial Letter – is issued when the head of the Agency has determined that the safety of the patients/residents of a health care provider may be at risk. Under the provisions of Chapter 120, Florida Statutes, you may appeal the agency’s decision. The information for appealing the decision will be included with your letter. You have 21 days from receipt of the denial letter to request an appeal.

 

Where to send the application:

  • The Agency reviews applications and makes decisions for Exemptions for unlicensed personnel working for a health care provider.

If you are seeking employment in a health care provider as a:

  • facility owner, administrator or chief financial officer;
  • staff person that is uncertified or unlicensed

     

    Send your application to:

    Background Screening Unit 

     

    Agency for Healthcare Administration
    2727 Mahan Drive MS #40
    Tallahassee, FL 32308
    (850) 412-4503

     

     

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Florida Office of Financial Regulation Background Screening

Fingerprinting for Florida Loan Originator License

In order to get fingerprinted as part of your Loan Originator License application please contact IDENTICO LLC today. We are FDLE approved Live Scan vendor, and we electronically transmit your fingerprints for FDLE Statewide Level 1 Background Check (ORI Number:
FL737111Z) so the Florida Office of Financial Regulation  gets the results of screening in as less as 24 hours. The cost of screening is $38. Visit our official website www.myidentico.com or call us today (954) 239-8590 for more information. Unfortunately we are not NMLS authorized live scan vendor and will not be able to complete the FBI criminal background check part of licensees’ screening. (We provide the Statewide Check Only for Loan Originators License applicants only).

 

The Level 2 Background Screening for Florida Mortgage Lender License  is required by F.S. 494.00312

 

All license applicants  must submit fingerprints in accordance with rules adopted by the Financial Services Commission:

 

1. The fingerprints may be submitted to the registry, the office, or a vendor acting on behalf of the registry or the office.

2. The office may contract with a third-party vendor to provide live-scan fingerprinting in lieu of a paper fingerprint card.

3. A state criminal history background check must be conducted through the Department of Law Enforcement, and a federal criminal history background check must be conducted through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

4. All fingerprints submitted to the Department of Law Enforcement must be submitted electronically and entered into the statewide automated fingerprint identification system established in s. 943.05(2)(b) and available for use in accordance with s. 943.05(2)(g) and (h). The office shall pay an annual fee to the department to participate in the system and inform the department of any person whose fingerprints are no longer required to be retained.

5. The costs of fingerprint processing, including the cost of retaining the fingerprints, shall be borne by the person subject to the background check.

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation will not begin its review of an application until all the items listed below are received.

 

o Form MU4 filed through NMLS
o Statutorily required application fee and guaranty fund fee ($195 + $20)
o Completion of 20 hours of NMLS approved pre-licensure education course
o Test score on both the National and Florida State components of the SAFE Test
o FBI criminal history background check results
o State criminal history background check results
o Authorization for a credit report

 

Contact IDENTICO LLC. today for more information- (888) 988-8969.