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Attention: Expiration of retained prints will begin January 1, 2018. See the Notice here.


Please note: The Background Screening Units average processing time for reviewing screenings is 5 to 7 business days once the results are received from FDLE.


Per F.S. 435.12, APD Providers must register and initiate all criminal history checks through the Clearinghouse. Important notifications and background screening updates are sent to the email address on file in the Portal. Please ensure your information is kept up to date!

APD Providers that are currently registered in the Clearinghouse and need to make a change to your Provider information (address, email, phone, etc.) please visit our APD Provider Clearinghouse Information Update Notification page to submit your changes.


It is very important for all screenings to be initiated through the Clearinghouse website prior to sending an applicant for fingerprinting to a Livescan Service Provider. Provides the following benefits:

  • Ability to track screenings from request to determination
  • Provides email notifications regarding status updates
  • Provides TCR number for rejected fingerprints
  • Provides a FREE copy of the Florida Public Rap Sheet for 30 days

We recommend that you frequently review employee eligibility on the website. Daily updates to the website might change an individuals eligiblity to work for an APD Provider.

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