Frequently Asked Questions

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Applicants can use any Livescan vendor that has been approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to submit their fingerprints to the department. Please ensure that the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number is provided to the vendor when you submit your fingerprints. If you do not provide an ORI number or if you provide an incorrect ORI number to the vendor, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation will not receive your fingerprint results. The applicant is fully responsible for selecting the vendor and ensuring the submission of the prints to the department.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation accepts electronic fingerprinting service offered by Livescan device vendors that are approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and listed at their site, including Binary Biometrics.

  • If you are an applicant seeking a license for any profession regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which requires a criminal background search as a condition of licensure, you must provide accurate demographic information at the time your fingerprints are taken, including your Social Security number. The department will not be able to process a submission that does not include your Social Security number (except for AB&T customers that are not citizens of the United States).
  • Please make sure that you clearly identify the profession for which you are seeking to be licensed or select Temporary License for Military Spouse and submit your fingerprints payment to the vendor. Any inaccurate information that you provide could cause a delay in processing your request.
  • You must provide the correct ORI number
The following are some of the professions that require the submission of electronic fingerprints as a part of the licensure application. The ORI number identifies the correct profession and the agency that is responsible for processing your request. The ORI numbers are indicated next to each profession.
Real Estate Sales and Brokers FL920010Z
Real Estate Appraisers FL922050Z
Construction FL923400Z
Community Association Managers FL921932Z
Talent Agents FL921670Z
Athlete Agents FL922040Z
Employee Leasing FL921880Z
Alcoholic, Beverages and Tobacco FL920150Z
Home Inspectors FL924250Z
Mold Remediation or Assessment FL924260Z
Temporary License for Military Spouse FL924270Z ( All Boards)
Drugs, Devices & Cosmetics FL924780Z
Hemp Cultivation – CBD FL925080Z
FDLE will only retain the criminal results from applicants for a period of six months from the date the fingerprints were rolled. Applicants should submit their applications soon after submitting their fingerprints in order to afford themselves an opportunity to resolve any application deficiencies prior to the expiration of the criminal history results.

Your fingerprints are rolled across a glass plate and scanned. It is faster and cleaner than the traditional method. Electronic fingerprinting reduces the likelihood of illegible fingerprints and will reduce the overall application processing time.

It takes approximately 20 minutes.

All applicants will be required to bring two (2) forms of identification to the electronic fingerprinting site on the day of scheduled fingerprinting. One of the two types of identification must bear your picture and signature, such as a driver’s license, state identification card, or passport.

As of the date of the mailing of the deficiency letter, your electronic fingerprinting results have been transmitted to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. You will need to reschedule, and come in with the rejection letter, and have your fingerprints re-rolled at no charge for the first resubmission.

The electronic fingerprint scanning machines are equipped to determine if your fingerprints scanned successfully; however, if it is determined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that your prints were not legible, we will send you a notification letter asking you to go back to the same vendor that did your initial prints and schedule a re-roll of your prints. You will be required to bring the notification letter with you as information such as the TCN (Transaction Control Number) and TCR (Transaction Control Reference) must be identified and used at the time of the reroll. Binary Biometrics will not charge another fee if the TCR and TCN numbers are supplied.

DBPR will retain results of the prints for 12 months from the date your digital fingerprints were electronically received by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. FDLE and vendor retain the prints for 180 days only. If your prints have expired at the time your application is submitted to the department, you will be required to submit new prints again.

Your prints cannot be shared between professions or with other agencies. You are required to have separate prints for each license you are applying for.