Teaching Certification | DOE

FDLE Approved Live Scan Vendor

Each person who seeks a teaching certification in Florida must be fingerprinted and screened in accordance with Florida Statutes and must not have been convicted of a disqualifying offense. A person may not receive a certificate until the person's background screening is completed and the results submitted to Educator Certification.

Accurate Biometrics provides electronic fingerprinting services in our Tampa, Florida office. We submit your fingerprints electronically to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a Nationwide criminal history check also called a Level 2 Background Check.

APPLICANT FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENTS

  1. Obtain an ORI number from the Department of Education.

  2. Bring in your ORI number along with your current (non expired) driver’s license, government issued identification card, or passport to Accurate Biometrics at 5005 W. Laurel Street, Ste. 111, Tampa, or call us at (813) 586-3400.

  3. Your fingerprints are captured by Accurate Biometrics and submitted to Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) & the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for processing.

  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 Florida Department of Education as it will help them track results. Results should get to the Florida Department of Education in about 24-72 hours.
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