Florida department of Children & Families

Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) Fingerprint-Based Level 2 Background check:

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES (DCF) In order to work with a company that is regulated through Department of Children & Families (DCF), all applicants are required to undergo a Level 2 background check, that includes a live scan fingerprinting process. DCF uses a Clearinghouse that allows the results of the criminal history checks to be shared with multiple state agencies when an individual is looking to work with, volunteer at, or contract through any organization providing services to children, the elderly and disabled individuals. Once you have your background checked, you can move between agencies (especially those that volunteer for multiple organizations) and not have to get a new fingerprint background check each time.

Examples of Professional Licensed Service Areas by DCF are:

    • Adult Protective Services – protecting vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, or exploitation
    • Child Care Regulation – for licensed child care facilities, licensed family day care homes, licensed large family child care homes, registered family day care homes and specialized facilities for the care of mildly ill children.
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health – care for the prevention, treatment, and recovery of children and adults with serious mental illnesses or substance abuse disorders.
    • Refugee Services – including victims of human trafficking
    • DCF Summer Camp Providers
    • DCF Mental Health Providers
    • DCF General

    Follow these simple steps to complete your Level 2 fingerprint background check requirement:

    2) Bring in your Live Scan Request Form with the ORI number and Screening ID number along with your current (not expired) driver’s license, government issued identification card, or passport to First Coast LIVE SCAN at 3728 Philips Highway, St. 13, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Please call us at (904) 778-5547 if you have any questions.

    3)The fingerprint and photo are captured by First Coast LIVE SCAN then sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). FDLE then sends the fingerprints to the FBI for their nationwide processing. The results are then disseminated back to the Agency for Persons with Disabilities/Department of Children & Families Clearinghouse.

    4)First Coast LIVE SCAN will provide you with a Transaction Control Number (TCN) report that verifies your live scan submission has been processed. The TCN number can be given to the company that is requesting the background check as it will help them track results. Once the results are received from FDLE, the average processing time for clearance is approximately 3-5 business days.