Necessary Steps to Meet Florida Fingerprinting Regulations
Fingerprinting requirements in Florida are very specific. Please follow the 7 steps below in their entirety.
You must find a participating law enforcement agency or fingerprinting company to provide fingerprint cards and capture your fingerprints. Two entire FBI Applicant FD-258 cards (see sample at right) must be completed and are generally provided for you. However, you may need to request these cards from the applicable agency requesting the background check (i.e. Florida Department of Health). Inform the fingerprint technician that you need to be fingerprinted on two of the fingerprint cards for your Florida background check.
Be sure to complete all of the necessary information on both fingerprint cards:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Eye Color
- Hair Color
- Place of Birth
- Social Security Number *
- Driver’s License Number **
- ORI Number ***
* Include your social security number in the SOC field on the cards. If you do not have a SSN, write “Not Available” in that field.
** Include your driver’s license number in the MISC field on the cards. If you do not have a driver’s license number, provide another government ID number such as a passport number in that field.
*** If you have not yet received your ORI Number or cannot locate it and your background check is for Florida Nursing, please call the Florida Board of Nursing Help Center at 850-488-0595, or more information can be found here. If your background check is for any other agency in Florida, please contact them directly to obtain your ORI Number.
Complete and submit the appropriate contact information form below based on your location. You will receive an email copy at the email address you provide which will include pricing and more information. You must print that email copy and send it in along with your other documents.
Pricing and payment instructions will be provided in the email copy of the contact information form that you receive.
Mail the two cards, printed contact information email and payment (or printed online credit card payment confirmation) to:
Biometric Information Management
Card Processing Unit
6059 Frantz Road
Dublin, OH 43017
Once we have received the completed fingerprint cards, completed information and payment, we will then electronically send them to Florida for processing your background check. We will email you a confirmation that they have been submitted to Florida and provide you with a Transaction Control Number (TCN) for reference. Please retain this for your records.
Check with the Controlling Agency that is processing your background check for results (i.e., the Florida Board of Nursing). They will provide you with the status of your background check.
For your convenience, you may use this site to check your fingerprint status processing with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE): https://cchinet.fdle.state.fl.us/search/app/tcnlookup