Florida Agency for Health Care Administration

AHCA Fingerprinting

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Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) requires that people in certain medical professions undergo background screening before they can obtain a license. An AHCA background screening is intense, and will involve checking both statewide and national records.

Who Needs this Screening?

Section 943.0525 of the Florida Code spells out the different occupations that would require an AHCA background screening. They include most licensed medical professions if that employee is expected to provide direct care or services or have access to client property, funds or living areas. In some cases, volunteers must also undergo this background check. Mental health care volunteers must submit to a background test unless they work less than 10 hours per month. Hospice care volunteers must also be screened if they provide direct care to patients. Those who oversee mental health training programs for students must also have this test performed.


In order to receive a rating of eligible on an AHCA background screening, individuals must agree to have their criminal history researched and be willing to submit to fingerprinting. Criminal records will first be checked against a database of statewide records by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Once that is complete, the AHCA fingerprinting samples will be submitted to the FBI where they will be checked against a nationwide database. The FBI will also check criminal records databases from across the country in order to determine if an applicant has previously been arrested in another state.

Photo Requirements

The Agency for Healthcare Administration now retains the fingerprint and background check records of those who submit fingerprints with a LiveScan photo attached. 

Other Information

Of course, there may be times when single individuals need to schedule an AHCA background screening. In these instances, Binary Biometrics Inc. has an easy online scheduling platform that will allow individuals to set an appointment time that is convenient. Payment can be made online at the time the appointment is scheduled as well. At a screening appointment, applicants will need to provide a picture I.D., and provide demographic information such as their race, height, weight, date of birth, sex and Social Security Number. After an AHCA background screening is complete, the requesting agency will be able to access a database that will provide them with the information they need for hiring.

AHCA background screenings are an effective way to protect Florida patients in health care facilities across the state. Binary Biometrics Inc. is a leader in performing these background checks, thereby helping promote patient safety while also assisting medical treatment facilities in completing the hiring process.

Select From One Of These Two Options​

  • Shipping to you or the applicant and a pre-paid, pre-addressed return shipping envelope (Return shipping only available for persons located in the United States.)
  • All of your state and federal fees, processing fees, and sales tax.
  • Fingerprinting cards and documents.
  • Access to a compliance representative for the State of Florida.

If you do not know which agency to select, click here to search or call our office at 1-855-722-6695 or create a help ticket.

If you are paying by check or money order you must send payment along with the hard cards.

Use this option if you have already obtained or can obtain fingerprint cards and need to send them in to be scanned, converted and transmitted. If you do not know which agency to select, click here to search or call our office at 1-855-722-6695, press opt 1.

When registering you can pay by credit card, check, or money order. If you are paying by check or money order you must send the payment together with your hard card.

send your completed fingerprint cards to the address below:

Binary Biometrics
2815 W. New Haven Avenue, Suite 304
Melbourne, Florida 32904