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Department of Children & Families (DCF) Fingerprint-based Level 2 Background Check

FDLE Approved Live Scan Vendor

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.

DCF Screening

DCF requires licensure for people working with vulnerable populations in the following service areas:

  • 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

Please scroll down for specific links for APD/APD CDC Plus and HCCCL screening.

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with nearly 20 years of experience. We offer fast, convenient walk-in service at our Tampa location. We also offer mobile on-site service for groups of 20 or more in the Tampa Bay area. Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Account Management Team at 813.586.3400 or email florida@accuratebiometrics.com for more information.

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

  1. The company that is requesting your Level 2 background check has to go on the DCF web Portal and generate a level 2 background check request.
    https://apps.ahca.myflorida.com/SingleSignOnPortal/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fsinglesignonportal

    After they have registered you into the DCF Clearinghouse portal they must provide you with a Live Scan Request Form that the system automatically generates with an ORI number and a Screening ID number.

  2. Bring in your Live Scan Request Form along with your current (not expired) driver’s license, government issued identification card, or passport to Accurate Biometrics at 5005 W. Laurel Street, Ste. 111, Tampa. Please call us at (813) 586-3400 if you have any questions.

  3. The fingerprint and photo are captured by Accurate Biometrics 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. Accurate Biometrics 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.

APD/ APD CDC Plus Screening

Agency for Persons with Disability (APD/APD CDC Plus) requires background screening for employment or licensure for people providing direct care services to children, the elderly, and people with developmental disabilities. The services may be provided in group homes or care facilities, or consumer supported direct care, CDC+.

ADP/ADP CDC Plus Screening

Hillsborough County Child Care License Screening

Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing (HCCCL) regulates the operations of child care centers and family child care homes in Hillsborough County. A complete background screening is required for all employees of child care facilities prior to employment. Any volunteer working more than 10 hours per month in any family child care home or child care center must also have a background screening.

HCCCL Screening

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

  1. The company that is requesting your Level 2 background check has to go on the DCF web Portal and generate a level 2 background check request.
    https://apps.ahca.myflorida.com/SingleSignOnPortal/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fsinglesignonportal

    After they have registered you into the DCF Clearinghouse portal they must provide you with a Live Scan Request Form that the system automatically generates with an ORI number and a Screening ID number.

  2. Bring in your Live Scan Request Form along with your current (not expired) driver’s license, government issued identification card, or passport to Accurate Biometrics at 5005 W. Laurel Street, Ste. 111, Tampa. Please call us at (813) 586-3400 if you have any questions.

  3. The fingerprint and photo are captured by Accurate Biometrics 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. Accurate Biometrics 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.

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