Live Scan Fingerprinting in Florida (General)

Electronic Fingerprinting Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants for Florida State Agencies Level 2 Background Check Clearance can use any Livescan vendor that has been approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to submit their fingerprints to the department. 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 requesting regulatory agency will not receive your fingerprint results. The applicants are fully responsible for selecting the vendor, and IDENTICO– FDLE approved live scan vendor can assist you with determination that submission of the fingerprints is made to the proper state agency.


1. How do I find a Livescan vendor in order to submit my fingerprints to the department?
If you are reading this post, you already found one. IDENTICO is FDLE approved livescan vendor, but for the list of livescan vendors near you please visit


2.What information must I provide to the Livescan vendor I choose?
a) If you are an applicant seeking a level 2 clearance with AHCA, DCF, DOEA or applying for 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. AHCA, DCF, DBPR and most other state agencies will not be able to process the submission that does not include your Social Security number (except for DBPR Liquor & Tobacco license applicants that are not citizens of the United States).
b) Please make sure that you clearly identify the profession or Agency whose clearance or license you are seeking and submit your fingerprints payment to the live scan vendor. Any inaccurate information that you provide could cause a delay in processing your request.
c) You must provide the correct ORI number


3. Where do I get the ORI number to submit to the vendor?
Requesting state agency shall provide you with ORI# number, but in most cases we in IDENTICO have the correct ORI# numbers for the required submission.
FDLE will only retain the criminal results from applicants for a period of six months from the date the fingerprints were rolled. Applicants for DBPR should submit their applications soon after submitting their fingerprints in order to afford themselves an opportunity to resolve any application deficiencies prior to the expiration of the criminal history results.


4. 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 also known as live scan 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.


5. How long will it take to have my fingerprints scanned?
It should only take approximately 5-10 minutes.


6. How much does electronic fingerprinting cost?
The total fee charged by each vendor varies. Please contact IDENTICO to obtain this information or visit

for the price list. The fingerprint results are usually received by the requesting state agency in two to four days after your fingerprints are scanned.


7. What do I need to bring with me to the Florida electronic fingerprinting site?
All applicants will be required to bring two (2) forms of identification to the electronic fingerprinting site on the day of fingerprinting. One of the two types of identification must bear your picture and signature such as a driver’s license, state identification card or passport.


8. I submitted my fingerprint through an FDLE approved vendor, but I have now received a deficiency letter regarding my fingerprints or my employer did not receive any results of my screening? What should I do?

As of the date of the mailing of the deficiency letter, your electronic fingerprinting results have not been transmitted to requesting agency or were submitted with information not matching you application with employer or information on file at licensing agency. Don’t take a chance and don’t use the questionable vendors. Contact few vendors with your questions and see whether customer service is knowledgeable, speaks your language, and can guarantee the timely and correct submission. IDENTICO should be the vendor of your choice, feel free to ask for our referrals, credentials or experience. Call us today (954) 239-8590 or visit our official page at


9. What should I do if I am notified by regulatory state agency 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, regulatory state agency 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. There  re-roll of your fingerprints is free at IDENTICO when you provide the TCR# number.


10. How long are my fingerprints valid for?
Each Florida agency retain the results of prints for a various time frame. The clearance with AHCA, DCF or APD is valid for 5 years, and re-screening is required every 5 years. 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 licensing agency, you will be required to submit new prints again.


11. 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.


Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Background Screening

Electronic Fingerprint Submissions for Individuals and Agencies Licensed Under Chapter 493, Florida Statutes

If you are applying for a license in the Private Investigative Industry, Recovery Industry, or Security Industry under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, the following questions and answers will help guide you through the process of submitting your fingerprints electronically.


Please read this material carefully in its entirety. Take note that the procedure to follow in getting your fingerprints scanned and in submitting payment for the electronic fingerprint submission will depend upon where you go to get your prints taken. In the material on this site we have tried to spell out in detail the options available to you and the procedures to follow depending upon the option you select.


If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please call our Public Inquiry Section at 850-245-5691.


Q. Where can I get my fingerprints digitally scanned?

A: Applicants for an individual or agency license issued under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, have a number of options as to where they can get their fingerprints taken. The options are enumerated below:

We strongly recommend you telephone your sheriff’s office in advance to confirm that particular office provides electronic fingerprint scanning services and to reserve an appointment time if one is necessary.
  • OPTION 1. Many of Florida’s 67 county sheriffs offer electronic fingerprinting services.
  • OPTION 2. You can have your fingerprints scanned at any one of our seven Regional Offices of Division of Licensing.
  • OPTION 3. There is also a small group of private vendors such as IDENTICO LLC that provide electronic fingerprinting services.
The documentation you receive when you get your fingerprints scanned will vary depending upon which option you select. Generally, however, the technician scanning your prints will give you some sort of RECEIPT and/or a PHOTOCOPY of your fingerprints upon completion of the scan.Please keep these documents. They contain your Transaction Control Number, which is needed if you pay for the fingerprinting service on line, rather than at the sheriff’s office or the private vendor. Also, copies of the documents should be submitted with your application.


Q. What is the cost of the electronic fingerprint submission?

  • OPTION 1. The fee for having your prints scanned at one of Division of Licensing Regional Offices is $42.
  • OPTION 2. The fee for your prints scanned at IDENTICO LLC is $48.25. No lines, No appointments, No government, No Bureaucracy.

(If you submit your fingerprints directly to Division of Licensing using the traditional “hard-card” fingerprint method along with payment for the fingerprint processing, the cost for the fingerprint submission is $42.)


Q. How do I submit payment for my electronic fingerprint submission?

  • OPTION 1. The Regional Division of Licensing Office where you have your fingerprints scanned can accept payment for this service.
  • OPTION 2. You can pay cash, credit card or with check at IDENTICO’s office after being fingerprinted.
The RECEIPT that the fingerprint technician gave you will include a Transaction Control Number (TCN) and your name. (The TCN will begin with 70SX, 70LX, 70SO, or 70C and be followed by a number that will consist of as many as 18 digits.

Q. What do I submit to the Division of Licensing after I have submitted payment?

A: Submit any RECEIPTS you have been given along with your application. If you were given a PHOTOCOPY of the electronic fingerprint submission, submit that  as well. Please be sure that you include all the documentation specified in the instructions included with your application package (completed application, passport-style color photograph, training documentation, proof of insurance, appropriate licensing fees, etc.).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATIONRemember that you do not have to submit any additional payment for the electronic fingerprint scan. You need only submit payment for the LICENSE FEEand APPLICATION FEE (if you are applying for a Class “D” Security Officer license or a Class “G” Statewide Firearm license you are not required to pay an APPLICATION FEE).You should submit your application to the Division of Licensing WITHIN 90 DAYS of your fingerprint-scan to avoid inconvenience and additional expense. Be sure to include the following items with your application: photocopies of your fingerprint scan and all receipts (including the CWCS receipt), a photograph, training documentation and a check or money order for the license fee. 





Here is how the 90-day time limit can spare you additional expense and inconvenience. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will allow TWO FINGERPRINT SUBMISSIONS for the fee remitted if both submissions occur within 180 days. If a problem occurs with your first fingerprint submission AND we do not receive your application until after 90 days has passed, we may not have adequate time in which to analyze the problem and notify you so that you can submit a second set of fingerprints within the 180-day time frame. In this circumstance, we would have no alternative but to require you to have your fingerprints scanned again, and this would require the payment of an additional fingerprint fee.

For the easy access we are adding the application for “C”, “D”,”E” and “G” licenses ready for downloading:

Download: Class “C” Private Investigator License Application

Download: Class “D” Security Officer License Application

Download: Class “E” Recovery Agent License Application

Download: Class “G” Statewide Firearms License Application