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FDLE Fingerprint SubmissionsFlorida Department of Law Enforcement
Expert fingerprint processing by mail.

Applicants can use The Carin Group who is approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to submit their fingerprints to the department electronically.

Please ensure that the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number is provided to The Carin Group when you submit your fingerprints. If you do not provide an ORI number or if you provide an incorrect ORI number to the provider, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will not receive your fingerprint results.

We suggest that you submit your fingerprints using The Carin Group,  a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) approved Livescan Service Provider at least 5 days prior to submitting your application for licensure. This will allow sufficient time for FDLE to process your fingerprints and submit the results to the Department. If your fingerprint results are not received by the Department at the time your application is being processed, your application will be delayed.

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. Please download necessary form and complete. Please make sure that you clearly identify the profession for which you are seeking to be licensed and submit your fingerprints payment to the provider. Any inaccurate information that you provide could cause a delay in processing your request, and you must provide the correct ORI number.

The ORI number identifies the correct profession and the agency that is responsible for processing your request.

Example ORI numbers (9-characters)  are indicated next to each profession below.

FL920010Z    Real Estate Sales and Brokers FL922050Z    Real Estate Appraisers

FDLE will only retain the criminal results from applicants for a period of six months from the date the fingerprints were rolled. Applicants should submit their applications soon after submitting their fingerprints in order to afford themselves an opportunity to resolve any application discrepancies prior to the expiration of the criminal history results.

In the traditional method of fingerprinting, ink is applied to each of your fingers which are then “rolled” across a fingerprint card (FD-258) to obtain your prints. With electronic fingerprinting, there is “no ink”. Your fingerprints are “rolled” across a glass plate and scanned. It is more accurate, faster and cleaner than the traditional method. Electronic fingerprinting reduces the likelihood of illegible fingerprints and will reduce the overall application processing time.

It should only take approximately 5-10 minutes. The total fee charged by either non-medical and medical.  The fingerprint results are usually received by the department 1-2 days after your fingerprints are scanned.

All applicants will be required to bring two (2) forms of identification to the electronic fingerprinting site on the day of scheduled fingerprinting. One of the two types of identification must bear your picture and signature such as a driver’s license, state identification card, passport or CHL. Applicants will not be permitted to be fingerprinted or liveScanned without proper identification.

The Carin Group will send your scanned fingerprint images to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) using the ORI number you provide to the provider. The FDLE/FBI will process the fingerprints and provide the results to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, usually within three to five business days from the scan date. You do not have to do anything with your fingerprint results unless the department contacts you for additional information.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has developed a new feature that will allow an individual or organization to perform a search to determine the status of an applicant Livescan transaction. The Civil Workflow Control System (CWCS) serves as the FDLE automated applicant criminal history request system. The status of a CWCS transaction can now be provided from a search within the newly developed "Civil Workflow Control System Transaction Status Search". The only identifier needed to perform the search is the Transaction Control Number (TCN) which is generated at the time the applicant information and fingerprints are captured.

  1. Please complete form with the ORI (Originating Agency Identifier) number issued by the Requesting Agency to your scheduled appointment.
  2. Our trained Fingerprint Technicians will capture your fingerprints electronically.
  3. The fingerprints and required documentation are uploaded directly to the FDLE.
  4. Or Please mail demographic form, photocopy of picture identification, (2) FD-258 ink cards to The Carin Group.  You can obtain your prints from your local law enforcement agency or fingerprint vendor.
  5. Processing is typically completed within three business days of receipt of the electronic submission.

ORI Number:

The applicant will be given instructions (from the agency) that includes a specific ORI Number (Originating Agency Identifier). Florida Live Scan background checks are completed within three business days of receiving the electronic submission.

Requesting Agency:

A requesting agency is the organization that asks a Live Scan applicant to get Live Scan. This can be an employer, law enforcement agency, school, non-profit organization, home-care agency, etc. Requesting agencies are also sometimes referred to as applicant agencies.

Forms
How it works
An overview of fingerprinting by mail with The Carin Group.

  • Step 1: Please request the Applicant Information Form from The Carin Group
    • If the request is for a couple, family, etc., each person must complete and sign a form.

    • Include a complete mailing address. Please provide your telephone number and e-mail address, if available.

    • Your results will be provided on standard white paper and returned to you by first-class mail via the U.S. Postal Service.

    • Self-addressed envelopes will not be accepted. This includes pre-paid Priority Mail, Fed-Ex account numbers, United Parcel Service, etc., foreign postage coupons, and requests to forward correspondence to the Department of State for the apostille process.
  • Step 2: Obtain a Set of Your Fingerprints
    • Place your fingerprints on a standard fingerprint form (FD-258) commonly used for applicant or law enforcement purposes. The FBI will accept FD-258 fingerprint cards on standard white paper stock.

    • You must provide a current fingerprint card. Previously processed cards or copies will not be accepted.

    • Your name and date of birth must be provided on the fingerprint card.

    • You must include rolled impressions of all ten fingerprints taken at the same time. These are sometimes referred to as plain or flat impressions.

    • If possible, have your fingerprints taken by a fingerprinting technician. This service may be available at a law enforcement agency. The FBI recommends that red or purple ink not be used for fingerprinting.

    • Fingerprints taken with ink or via live scan are acceptable. Or via mail if more convenient for you. If your fingerprints are taken via a live scan device, a hard copy must be generated so the fingerprint card can be mailed to the FBI.

    • To ensure the most legible prints possible. If fingerprints are not legible, the fingerprint card will be rejected. This could cause delays in processing and could also result in additional fees.

    • The name on your response letter will match the name indicated on the fingerprint card when your application, payment, and fingerprint card are submitted via the mail.

    • If the last four digits of your Social Security number are needed on your response letter, please ensure the full nine digits or last four digits of your Social Security number are on the fingerprint card when submitting your request.

    • If you choose to mail, please mail your FD-258 ink cards to:
      The Carin Group
      503 West Main Street
      Durant, OK 74701

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