Out-of-State Fingerprint Card Processing

Level 2 Background Checks for Licensure and FBI Criminal History Checks

FDLE Approved Live Scan Vendor

Who should use our Fingerprint Card-Scan Service?

Fingerprint Ink Card-Scanning or Hard Card Scanning Services should be used by applicants needing Level 2 Background Checks who don't live near one of our collection sites. Licensure for Florida Real Estate, Nursing, or Doctors and many other ORIs can be processed.

NOTE: Florida agencies DCF, AHCA, and DOEA do not allow ink card / hard card scanned submissions.

You may visit an Accurate Biometrics fingerprinting Kiosk location as doing so will satisfy both the photo and fingerprint requirement. To find a Kiosk location near you click here.

Level 2 Background Check Requirements

Florida regulation mandates out-of-state applicants must submit electronic fingerprints with the appropriate State of Florida ORI numbers provided by the State agency requesting the background check. Applicants can utilize standard FBI fingerprint cards (FD-258) or FBI FD-258 form.

By-Mail Fingerprint Card Processing

  1. Obtain a FBI FD-258 fingerprint card from your local sheriff's office, police department or the State agency that is requesting your background check. You could also download our FBI FD-258 form at https://accuratebiometrics.com/files/FD-258_card_w_instructions.pdf.

    Note: All data fields highlighted in yellow must be written/printed legibly and completely filled-in on the fingerprint card or form to expedite the fingerprint card scan service.

  2. Take the APPLICANT Fingerprint card or form to your local Police Department or Sheriff’s Office to request “Rolled Fingerprints”. (Fill out the APPLICANT Fingerprint card with BLACK INK ONLY in the sections of the card highlighted in yellow).

  3. After your fingerprints have been rolled on the FBI fingerprint card or form, mail them along with your contact telephone number, email address and your payment to:

    Accurate Biometrics
    Attn. Florida Card Scanning
    500 Park Boulevard, Ste. 1260
    Itasca, IL 60143

    Payment should be in the form of a money order or cashier’s check made payable to: Accurate Biometrics or with a completed credit card form. https://accuratebiometrics.com/files/CreditCard-PaymentFormLive.pdf
    Fingerprint prices are provided in the tab below.

    (Please Note: Our card scan service cannot be provided without an enclosed payment; this will delay the process.)

  4. Accurate Biometrics will convert your fingerprint card or form into live scan and transmit to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for processing.

  5. The State Agency requesting your Level 2 background check will receive your Florida and FBI criminal history record. This will complete your Level 2 Background Check steps.

    Accurate Biometrics will email you a Transaction Control Number (TCN) Report that verifies your lives scan submission has been processed. This will also serve as your receipt.

    VERY IMPORTANT: We cannot process your fingerprint card without an ORI number. (Check with the State agency requesting the background check to confirm your ORI number)

Live Scan Fingerprinting Service: As Close As Your Mailbox

Accurate Biometrics provides secure fingerprint card scan service. We convert fingerprint cards (FD-258), or FD-258 forms to Live Scan for fast, secure submissions for Level 2 background checks in Florida.

Note: Walk-in electronic live scan fingerprinting service direct to the FDLE is available at Accurate Biometrics California and Illinois live scan locations. Call our Customer Support Team at 866-361-9944 for more information. Click here for locations.

Simply mail from anywhere in Florida, anywhere in the U.S., or around the World a completed FBI fingerprint card (FD-258), or FBI FD-258 form, your payment in the form of a money order or cashier’s check made payable to Accurate Biometrics, or a completed credit card form, along with your email address and telephone number, directly to:

Accurate Biometrics
Attn. Florida Card Scanning
500 Park Boulevard, Ste. 1260
Itasca, IL 60143

The fingerprint cards are converted to Live Scan the same day they are received.

For ALL Florida Department of Health Out of State Applicants:

Note: Department of Health (e.g. Board of Nursing, Board of Medicine) applicants by-mail can get a background check for licensing or endorsement purposes ONLY. To work in the state of Florida, a photo must be taken as part of the background check process. This allows the applicant to show up in the Clearinghouse a database where background checks can be shared solely for Florida state agencies. This process cannot be done by mail, and it is described on the Department of Health's website at: http://www.flhealthsource.gov/out-of-state-providers under hard scanning section. It is important to check the Department of Health's requirements for your background check process.


Out of State Card Scan Pricing Chart - ALL TAXES INCLUDED
  • Department of Health - $98.70
  • Division of Motor Vehicles - $74.70
  • Department of Education - $74.70
  • Department of Business & Professional Regulation - $74.70
  • Florida Office of Financial Regulation - $74.70
  • VECHS (Employee) - $74.70
  • VECHS (Volunteer) - $66.70

For additional assistance, please call our customer service department at 866-361-9944 or contact Will Peterson at wpeterson@accuratebiometrics.com