Non-Medical and Financial Industries Requiring LiveScan Background Checks

Applicants who are interested in applying for certain positions in Florida need to understand that they will be required to undergo a LiveScan fingerprint background check as part of their Level 2 screening requirements. While it is well-known that medical professionals and those in real estate are required to have this type of background check, there are several more industries that require it as well.


There are a number of licensee positions that must complete a LiveScan background check in order to comply with Florida laws. These include:

  • Professional agents for athletes
  • Anyone in the construction industry looking for a position as a licensee
  • Those responsible for handling mold-related services
  • Home inspectors
  • Licensees in the cemetery and funeral industry
  • Those who work with companies that lease employees
  • Applicants who are applying for positions relating to licensure for talent agencies
  • Licensees for pugilistic exhibitions
  • Licensees for managers for community associations
  • Brokers responsible for ship and yacht licensees
  • Casino card room licensees
  • Those responsible for licensing motor and recreational vehicles and motor homes

Other Occupations Requiring LiveScan

In addition to the licensees that are required to have Level 2 background checks, there are also several other employment opportunities that require the applicant to submit LiveScan fingerprints.

  • Firefighters
  • Inspectors for hurricane mitigation
  • Agents for bail bonds
  • Those working for agencies in consumer collections
  • Associates and dealers of securities
  • Those responsible for using, manufacturing, selling or distributing explosives
  • Athletic trainers
  • Acupuncturists
  • Those working in clinical labs
  • Applicants for hearing aid specialists
  • Massage therapists
  • Optometry applicants
  • Metals recyclers
  • Lottery employees, retailers and vendors
  • Those applying for work with water management facilities

As you can see, there are many positions in Florida that require LiveScan fingerprinting in order for applicants and employers to comply with the laws. While not every position within the facilities that provide these positions will require Level 2 background checks, it is always best to check with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and other government entities if you are ever unsure of what is required of you.

LiveScan fingerprinting provides a comprehensive national background check that is required for many positions. If you are interested in finding out more about this method, or you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.