; Personal/Self FBI Background Check (Departmental Order 556-73) for Florida residents



  • Also known as an Identity History Summary (IdHS) check or FBI Departmental Order (556-73)
  • Same day online results on Electronic Departmental Orders (eDO)
  • Available in person or by mail

You or your attorney can request a personal or self FBI background check, your criminal history records on file with the FBI. With our expedited service, you can receive your personal FBI “rap sheet” within 24 hours of fingerprint processing. We have an easy-to-use customer web portal button on our home page for a quick download of your FBI Report to your personal computer. We are able to provide service for U.S. Citizens or permanent residents with a valid government photo identification.

In-Person Application

You can get your fingerprints taken for your FBI Self Check by a trained technician at one of many convenient live scan fingerprinting Kiosks in The UPS Store® locations throughout the state.

Using a fingerprint collection kiosk is as simple as...
  • Bring 2 valid forms of identification* including a valid government issued photo ID
  • Scan the QR code sent to you by Accurate Biometrics at the kiosk
  • Wait momentarily for identity verification
  • A trained technician will assist you in capturing your fingerprints
Three Delivery Options to Receive Your Results:
  1. Secure online portal pick-up of Electronic Departmental Order (eDO)*
  2. Standard U.S. Postal Service to U.S. addresses only, includes secure online portal pick-up
  3. 2-day Priority Service to U.S. addresses only, includes secure online portal pick-up
  4. *Secure online portal pick up allows a one time login. Desktop or notebook computer use is required for pick up so applicants may download a pdf copy of their results.

Easy Steps for your Personal Electronic Departmental Order (eDO)

  1. Register Online - Find a convenient Kiosk location and register online at our Departmental Order (eDO) Applicant Portal.

  2. Choose a Location – over 50 locations in Florida.

  3. Fill in the online form with your personal information and choice of optional services if desired. Besides online results, you can request a hard copy of your results on secure watermarked paper, with either USPS mail delivery or 2-day Priority Service.Note: Few vendors provide the option of a hard copy of your results like we do. Only we include delivery tracking with all mailed responses.

  4. Payment – We tokenize and encrypt your credit card information for the most secure e-commerce experience. (We never see or store your credit number.)

  5. Receipt confirmation includes a QR code. Bring this with you to the fingerprint location chosen above.Bring 2 valid forms of identification*, including one government issued photo ID.

  6. Scan the QR code to verify your enrollment information.

  7. Fingerprints are captured with assistance from a site technician.

  8. Fingerprints are submitted real time to the FBI for processing.

  9. Results notification is sent via email with instructions for pick up on your personal computer. Note: this is a one time digital download. To print results, you will need to log in from a computer.

  10. Same Day Results - often available before you arrive back home.

NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that the registration information is correct. We are not responsible for transactions completed with inaccurate personal information.

Please bring your receipt to complete the process by visiting one of our Collection Network sites for fingerprinting.

NOTE: Refunds will not be granted after an applicant has been fingerprinted.

Kiosk Locations

You can go to any fingerprinting Kiosk location, even if you chose a different location in the registration process above. Fingerprinting Kiosks are located in select The UPS Store® locations. To search for a location near you, visit https://portal.accuratebiometrics.com/network-search

By-Mail Application

Manual Ink & Roll Card Processing

If you prefer to apply by mail, By-Mail Applicants are required to send in two sets of ink and roll prints, each on a FBI FD-258 card, or two electronically produced ink cards from any authorized fingerprint provider (local law enforcement agency or licensed fingerprint vendor). To download a copy of the standard FBI FD-258 card for printing, click here.

Follow the By-Mail steps below to apply for your personal FBI rap sheet by mail:

By Mail Steps

Why might you want to get your own personal FBI background check?
  • To make sure your FBI record is complete, accurate, and up-to-date
  • To review or to request a correction or update
  • To challenge information on your record
  • To satisfy certain legal requirements, such as a requirement for adopting a child
  • To satisfy a requirement to live, work, study or teach abroad
  • To satisfy a requirement to travel, now required by several countries
  • Other court related matters
Why choose Accurate Biometrics?

Accurate Biometrics is proud to say we were the first FBI Channeler approved to offer this personal review service to individuals in 2011. We have been offering this service to U.S. citizens and permanent residents in over 90 countries around the world for nearly 10 years.

Results are available by portal pick-up on our website; often same-day. You also have the option of including a printed response by USPS mail or by 2-Day Priority delivery. Tracking is provided for USPS and 2-Day Priority delivery options.

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with over 20 years of experience. Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Customer Support team at 866-361-9944, or email us at info@accuratebiometrics.com.

Fast results! Results are available by online portal pick-up on our website within 24-hours of processing, often within minutes. After visiting a fingerprinting Kiosk, your results may be in your inbox by the time you get home!

Accurate Biometrics is one of few vendors who also can provide you a copy of your results on secure, watermarked paper. Delivery options include a printed response by USPS mail or by 2-Day Priority delivery. We provide you with the tracking number for USPS and 2-Day Priority delivery options.

Your rap sheet, or criminal record on file with the FBI, is based on fingerprint submissions received and retained by the FBI. Your FBI rap sheet may also contain disposition data which is not fingerprint based, if reported to the FBI and the FBI maintains the associated arrest record(s) supported by fingerprints. The rap sheet you receive from the FBI may include information reported to the FBI from any source including local, state and federal agencies who submit fingerprint-based transactions to the FBI for retention. The rap sheet is only a snapshot in time, containing retained information at the time of your “Departmental Order” fingerprint-based inquiry. Your rap sheet will include reported arrests, dispositions and correctional transactions supported by fingerprints. The FBI rap sheet may also contain “wanted” / “warrant” information reported from other law enforcement entities, when reported.


Access to one’s rap sheet or FBI report to challenge, update or correct is pursuant to Title 28 CFR Part 16.30 to 16.34. To review the federal law that allows an individual to request a Departmental Order (US Department of Justice Order 556-73) click here:

Learn Why a FBI Criminal Background Rap Sheet Can Help You

Accurate Biometrics can only process the Departmental Orders (556-73) for U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

Federal Bureau of Investigation Notification: only Channelers can process Departmental Orders for US Citizens and Non-US Citizens who have permanent resident status; Non-US Citizens without permanent residence status must make the Departmental Order request directly to the FBI. Please note that inquiries for Departmental Orders must be made by the individual applicant and the FBI response must be sent to the applicant or the applicant’s attorney. If the FBI Rap Sheet is sent to an attorney, a release statement must be signed by both the applicant and attorney on the attorney's letterhead. An example of the format and information required is available for download by clicking here.

How to Challenge the results of Your FBI Identity History Summary Rap Sheet

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division maintains the criminal history records related Identity History Summary (IdHS) information for the country and does not have the authority to modify any IdHS information unless they receive an updated record from the agency that “owns” the information.

Most states require that requests to change your IdHS record information be made through their respective State Identification Bureau (SIB). You may contact the respective SIB for assistance, and if applicable, request that they provide the FBI with updates to your Identity History Summary. To find contact information for your State Identification Bureau, follow this link: