; Fingerprinting and Level 2 Background Checks for DCF (Department of Children & Families)


FDLE Approved Live Scan Vendor

Accurate Biometrics offers fast, easy live scan fingerprinting for Department of Children & Families (DCF) Level 2 Background screening requirements for employment, licensing or other authorized purposes. You can get your fingerprints and photo taken by a trained technician at one of over 50 live scan fingerprinting Kiosks located in The UPS Store® locations throughout the state.

If you have questions about what to bring, please take a look at the checklist below. If you’re ready to get started, click the GET FINGERPRINTING button. Questions? Call 866-361-9944 or use the chat feature on this page.

Are You Ready For Fingerprinting?

  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.

    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, a Screening ID number and/or a DCF OCA number.

  2. Use your Live Scan Request Form as a reference to register online for fingerprinting.

  3. Bring your registration confirmation email (printed or on your phone) along with your current (not expired) driver’s license, government issued identification card, or passport to the fingerprinting Kiosk location of your choosing. (You will choose your location after clicking the GET FINGERPRINTING button below.) Please call us at (866) 361-9944 if you have any questions.

  4. The fingerprints and photo that are captured by the technician at the fingerprinting Kiosk are sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE then sends the fingerprints to the FBI for processing. The results are then disseminated back to Agency for Persons with Disabilities/Department of Children & Families Clearinghouse. Once the results are received from FDLE, the average processing time for clearance is approximately 3-5 business days.

  5. You will receive an email providing you with a Transaction Control Number (TCN) 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. IMPORTANT: Please save your TCN number for reference.

If you have everything you need for your fingerprinting visit, click the button below. If you are not sure, please expand the drop down (+) list above and read the checklist.

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.

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

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with 20 years of experience. We are known for our customer service and our responsiveness to the questions and concerns of our customers. Our goal is to provide a better, convenient, and safer experience for our customers’ fingerprinting and Level 2 Background checks.

Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Account Management Team at 866.361.9944 or email [email protected] for more information.