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A Certification of Rehabilitation for its Citizens

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The Florida Legislature should consider –

A Certification of Rehabilitation for its Citizens

Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Criminal History Reports are a Barrier to Occupational Licensing Employment in Florida and its Citizenry. One standard is necessary. The Florida Legislature should consider Certification of Rehabilitation as the standard for the Rehabilitation of its citizens.

Seven Florida State Agencies use Occupational License to background screen the citizenry. Each agency has differing values in determining the rehabilitative proof of the citizenry, which is the issue.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement should determine the standard for a rehabilitative certification. The standards applied evenly for citizens who seek respite from employment discrimination based on a criminal historical past.

FDLE background screening policies and applicant criminal history requirements are mandatory when working with vulnerable seniors, disable, and children. Florida State Statues.435.05. – Exceptions/waivers are determined on a case-by-case determination. The seven Florida State agencies/departments have a Background Screening Unit. The background screening unit is trained to review the applicant’s application for compliance with applicable state laws, policies, and procedures.

A Certificate of Rehabilitation is an appropriate solution for those who completed Rehabilitation and are employable in their occupational field. The goal is to “show the applicant’s willingness to meet rehabilitation standards,” thus removing barriers to employment and licensure in background screening licensing units.

Twelve states have adopted this protocol for occupational licenses – California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington.

Job applicants often surprised and embarrassed to find their past criminal history stopped them from attaining fulfilling employment. Many want to see the criminal history report, but it bases the disclosure of the information on the State Department’s licensing background unit.

An example of an occupational employment applicant denied a promotional opportunity for building and maintaining school properties.
A construction promotion derailed. An applicant was arrested at 19 for public urination. The Division Manager worked with the applicant for over five years and understood the arrest was 12 years ago. The company unfamiliar with the FDLE criminal history screening, nor AHCA background screening units didn’t understand the process. The company’s attorney became involved because an Exemption for Disqualification was requested.

A simple arrest can derail a promising future.

In a tight labor market, these situations are going to occur more often.

Equal societal laws protect citizens and offer a perfect union. However, it does not stop the law’s from being a punitive disruptive force in the lives of productive citizens who have proven successful Rehabilitation.

Employers, Employees, Vendors, and Contractors must adhere to FDLE criminal history checks. The health, safety, and choice of citizens are priorities when making laws and status.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Division of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), is the central repository for criminal history information for the state of Florida.

State and national criminal history information are available to governmental agencies for licensing and employment as allowed under Florida law.

The average age of misdemeanor adult arrest in Florida is 18 – 34 adults. The average working-age Floridians in the health care fields 18 – 65.

In critical fields like home care, childcare, and simple nursing, an arrest can stop a bright career. This circumstance disproportionately affects 172,378 Florida women who are single parents.

Florida’s poverty rate is 20.01% and climbing, which is higher than the national average and much higher for disadvantaged communities.

Criminal records can often make it difficult to get employment in your chosen field or a field with an occupational license. The fields are regulated by license or state statute for criminal history reporting like – medical, pharmacy, nursing, home-care, childcare, financial services, real estate transaction, construction, and appraisers.

These employment occupations require a license, certificate, or credential per state regulation of professions. Criminal record checks are mandatory level 2 background screening requirements per state statute. Moral Turpitude Statues or Good Moral Character Clauses and the pool of potential employment applicants who can fulfill basic FDLE criminal history and employment screening requirements shrink.

Exceptions/waivers – determined on an individual case-by-case basis. Each of the 7 Florida State agencies/department has a Background Screening Unit. The background screening unit is trained to review the applicant’s application for compliance with applicable state laws, policies, and procedures.

What are Occupational Licenses?

An occupational license, certification, or credential required sets professional standards by state and federal agencies by which professional license holders can practice. The Licenses set minimal professional standards to ensure public safety and professional standard compliance. Each state has statuses resulting in license violations.

Fees associated with obtaining an occupational license can be prohibitive for newly graduated students and some trained professionals.

Example license fee below, do not include the cost of reapplying through Exception or Waiver.

The average cost of Florida Occupational Professional License (Fees – License**, Fingerprinting, and Testing)

  • Registered Nurse $830.00
  • Certified Nursing Assistant $350.00
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant $550.00
  • Physical Therapy Assistant $480.00
  • Private Detective $250.00
  • Radiologic Technologists $600.00
  • Real Estate Appraiser $450.00
  • Respiratory Therapist $480.00
  • School Bus Driver $150.00
  • Initial CPA License $150.00
  • Dental Hygienist $535.00
  • General Contractor $10k or more
  • Real Estate Agent $500.00

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Low Income Fee Waiver Program
To
Low-Income Residents (Link to Application)

The cost of education, training, securing a professional position, and finding job satisfaction in a chosen field is a herculean accomplishment.

One misdemeanor mistake can make it difficult, or even impossible, to find and recover employment in a chosen field.

Rehabilitation means restoration. Without a proper and singular State Statute on Rehabilitation, each Florida State Agency which issues Occupational Licenses has its standard on Rehabilitation.

APD’s (Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities) Background Screening Unit requirements for Exemption from Disqualification are like DCF’s (Florida Department of Children and Families) Background Screening Unit, yet the standards for AHCA (Florida Agency for Health Care Administration) are more vigorous. It sets a singular standard with a Certification of Rehabilitation.

This example of employment denial or employment ghosting after they complete AHCA employment background screening: Beth worked three part-time jobs saved enough to pay for and complete an evening CNA program. FDLE background screening is a requirement for most CNA programs. The CNA background screening representative assured Beth that the incident in her youth would have no bearing on her future employment and salary. Beth completed the program with such top grades, a “Guaranteed, an employment position, and a potential bonus with a local Assisted Living Agency.

The employer, per Florida Statutes, ordered an AHCA criminal history background screening for Beth. Beth paid for the screening. The average cost AHCA – FDLE Approved fingerprinting service provider in Florida, $89.00 – $150.00, includes photo and tax.

Employers registered with AHCA have access to FDLE background screening determination through AHCA ClearingHouse. Agency administers the Clearinghouse(AHCA for Health Care Administration). The Clearinghouse is a central repository to store data for background screening results related to employment, licensing, and volunteer applicants.

Criminal history background screening is necessary by Florida state Statute when using those who care and offer services to children, vulnerable elderly, and disabled citizens. Seven state agencies use the Clearinghouse criminal history screening databases per Florida state statute. The Clearinghouse and FDLE criminal history reports are necessary as it allows criminal history results to be shared and stored among specific state agencies to reduce duplication and inaccurate reporting.

A singular standard for Rehabilitation, such as a Certification of Rehabilitation, would reduce each state agency’s background unit to comply with the new standard verse differing outcomes for different agencies’ requirements. Setting one standard for the Certification of Rehabilitation would solve this issue.

The Certification of Rehabilitation then becomes a none issue as it meets standards for employment. A fairer, more equitable training, recruitment, and employment outcome may arise.

A Certification of Rehabilitation = Employment opportunities to pursue – All Floridians.

Electronic Fingerprinting Options in Florida

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services are open for people residing outside Florida. Out-of-State FD (258) card services are available at our facility. This saves you time and money as the process is quick and cost-effective with Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services – a veteran-owned and FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) approved facility.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services uses the latest electronic fingerprinting technology to save the time of the applicants and offer them clean and clear electronic fingerprints for their level 2 background checks. We have the equipment that converts your hard card (traditional fingerprinting card) into an electronic fingerprint record

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services offers the applicants two ways to avail the services

As Per Method 1
We send you the mail with all the documents and two FD-258 fingerprint cards.

As Per Method 2
First, you send us the mail including your fingerprint cards done by your local police or sheriff’s office. If you are following this method, then you must send the following documents as well in the mail.

Your Social Security Number

Government Approved Picture Identity Card

Completed fingerprint card with the birth date, citizenship, personal information, and location.

ORI Number as per your profession

Personal contact information such as email address, and phone number.

Payment – We also accept wire transfers.

Being a veteran-owned and understanding to the community, we take good care of the confidential information you share with us. It becomes our duty to protect your information.

The card you receive is used by the Law Enforcement Agencies, all kinds of employers, government agencies, banking institutions

It is important for the applicant to provide correct and accurate information. So, double-check whatever document you send. Most applicants make the mistake of sending the wrong ORI number. Do not make that mistake.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services doesn’t deal with result viewing or providing results for your verification process. We deal with electronic fingerprinting for a Level II background check and Out-of-State FD (258) card.

The prices of our services may vary depending on the profession, which will be based on your ORI number.

Board of Nursing Licensing Requirements

Now, more than ever, nursing has come out to be one of the most important careers. Nurses around the world are assisting doctors in saving people’s lives and trying to bring the world back to normal from the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have realized it now, but their contribution to society has always been crucial.

That’s why it is important nurses and nursing students are hired to serve the people as soon as possible.

Facilities where the services of the nurses are required

  • Physician’s Office
  • Assisting Living Homes
  • Home Healthcare facilities
  • Schools
  • Disability care
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Group homes
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Military service
  • Travel Nurses (based on the location they deployed)

Nurses are only able to give the required treatment when they follow strict guidelines and protocols. And, to assure that, the Florida Board of Nursing has set up mandatory guidelines that every applicant has to follow. The Board also controls the hiring protocols. Whether they are trying to get a new nursing license or renew their old one. The procedure has to follow by every nursing applicant.

How to Get a New License or Renew Your Nursing’s License in Florida?

Under the Florida Board of Nursing, the following professions are covered;

  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
  • Registered Nurses (RNs)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)

So, if you belong to any of the above-mentioned professions or want to renew the license in any of these practice areas, then this page will help you.

You begin by completing your nursing program from any of the schools or universities that the Florida Board of Nursing approves. After that, you have to register and submit an application with the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCBN) Florida, which is the Florida Board of Nursing. This is done for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).

Florida Board of Nursing is responsible for issuing fresh licenses, renewing the old ones and providing information related to the license and certification status.

Log in to their website to register following the instructions given on the website.

The next step is your background verification, which is conducted by FDLE (Florida Board of Law Enforcement). The level 2 background check is conducted using the electronic fingerprints of the applicant. The applicant bears the fee of this background check and electronic fingerprinting.

FDLE suggests that you get your LiveScan electronic fingerprinting done at an FDLE approved facility.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services is a Veteran Owned – FDLE approved LiveScan Electronic Fingerprinting service provider. Our services are available even for out-of-state nurses. We accept and process the Out-of-State FD (258) card as well in our office.

Many nurses that move to Florida or move out of Florida have questions in mind whether their license is eligible for a different state or not. Our services will save you time and money. Visit us for Out-of-State FD (258) card.

Once you get your electronic fingerprinting done for Level 2 background check, the verification process is initiated by the FDLE with the help of the local courts to check your records in the FBI database, and Local County.

Once the verification is done, the results are obtained through The ClearingHouse by the service provider. Hospitals, schools, universities medical facilities, all kinds of employers, businessmen have access to The ClearingHouse as they want the electronic fingerprinting done for their nurses, employees, and students respectively.

Applicants are suggested to fill their application and information correctly with accurate information. Any wrong or misleading information found at a later stage might delay the certification process. Your level II background screening won’t be completed in case wrong information is found.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) need to renew their licenses every two years.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services is a veteran-owned and FDLE approved LiveScan electronic fingerprinting service provider in Tampa Florida. With our services, you get high-quality fingerprints for your level 2 background check for the nursing and other professions.

It would be helpful if you bring all the required documents at the time of electronic fingerprinting as this will speed up the process. See the complete list of documents required for electronic fingerprinting.

Child Protection and Safety

The DCF requires employment background screening that includes criminal history checks. Florida Department of Children (DCF) requires all licensed childcare and home childcare providers are electronically livescanned – level 2 fingerprinted.

It is heartbreaking to know that a child has to go through such a horrifying experience such as abuse. This could scar the child for life.

We have seen many adults these days that have faced child abuse and they struggle with the flashback memories and triggers throughout their life. It happens when the child is under the supervision of somebody will ill-intentions. The situation occurs when a person who is supposed to take care of the child has gone through the background check during the hiring process. His/her level II background check is not conducted through the LiveScan electronic fingerprinting by the kid-centric service providers.

Why and How this Child Abuse Happens?

Neglect, abuse, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse or trafficking to children is mostly conducted by someone who is known to the child or close to them. There could be a teacher, coach, nanny or babysitter or any volunteer around children in the close circle with cruel intentions.

Leaving the child alone with someone who has been a sexual offender in the past is a risky situation. But, how to identify whether the person who is taking care of your child or coaching your child is the right person to do the job? How do the parents know that the caretaker is not a child abuse offender?

Keeping Our Children Safe with Level 2 Background Check or Private Contractors who use personal FBI reports.

It is important to know who you let your child come close to. Level 2 background check is conducted on all types of employees even the volunteers in the charity organizations and NGOs. It became a mandatory process since a few of the NGOs started skipping the process and hired anybody without thoroughly checking the background.

This gave rise to child sexual abuse cases. The Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers has allowed anyone who knows or has witnessed a child abuse act can report to the department. Follow the reporting guidelines.

With the level 2 background check being mandatory, the NGOs and other kid-centric service providers can know that they are hiring the right person who doesn’t have a criminal background or a sexual offender in this particular case. And, your child will be safe around that person. Every parent wants that peace of mind.

The kid-centered service providers follow the proper procedure and let all the applicants go through the LiveScan electronic fingerprinting process for the level II background screening checks.

How the LiveScan Level 2 Background Check is conducted?

The applicant’s information is cross-checked in the records in the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) database, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) database with the help of local courts.

The level 2 background check is conducted using the LiveScan Electronic Fingerprinting done at an FDLE approved center. So, always search for FDLE approved LiveScan provider near me, you will get the list of FDLE approved centers generated that are authorized to do the electronic fingerprinting for the background screening.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services is FDLE approved and veteran-owned LiveScan electronic fingerprinting service provider. Electronic Fingerprint-based background checks are authentic and reliable. Simple name-based checks are not accurate. It is high time that we realize the importance of electronic fingerprint-based level 2 background check for the sake of our children.

All these efforts are done to provide a safe environment for children so that we can curb the child abuse cases and the children don’t have to face the trauma throughout their life. Child sexual abuse not just affects the child, but affects the whole family, start safe, stay safe.

Electronic Fingerprinting Options in Florida

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services’s services are open for people residing outside Florida. Out-of-State FD (258) card services are available at our facility. This saves you time and money as the process is quick and cost-effective with Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services – a veteran-owned and FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) approved facility.


Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services uses the latest electronic fingerprinting technology to save the time of the applicants and offer them clean and clear electronic fingerprints for their level 2 background checks. We have the equipment that converts your hard card (traditional fingerprinting card) into an electronic fingerprint record.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services offers the applicants two ways to avail the services:

As Per Method 1
We send you the mail with all the documents and two FD-258 fingerprint cards.

As Per Method 2
First, you send us the mail including your fingerprint cards done by your local police or sheriff’s office. If you are following this method, then you must send the following:
1. Documents as well in the mail.
2. Your Social Security Number
3. Government Approved Picture Identity Card
4. Completed fingerprint card with the birth date, citizenship, personal information, and location.

ORI Number as per your profession
Personal contact information such as email address, and phone number.
Payment – We also accept wire transfers.
Being a veteran-owned and understanding to the community, we take good care of the confidential information you share with us. It becomes our duty to protect your information.

The card you receive is used by the Law Enforcement Agencies, all kinds of employers, government agencies, banking institutions.
It is important for the applicant to provide correct and accurate information. So, double-check whatever document you send. Most applicants make the mistake of sending the wrong ORI number. Do not make that mistake.
Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services doesn’t deal with result viewing or providing results for your verification process.
We deal with electronic fingerprinting for a Level II background check and Out-of-State FD (258) card.
The prices of our services may vary depending on the profession, which will be based on your ORI number.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services Support Home Healthcare Workers with Live scan Fingerprinting and Background Screening Services

Home Health Agencies provider specific and important Live scan Fingerprinting services to their communities.

Home Health Agencies (HHA) provide clients with a convenient and excellent home care alternative to the traditional community center route. HHA’s offer clients appropriate stimulation and encouragement to continue to live their best lives at home. Care giving services are provided by trained CNA – Caregivers and Home Health Aides.

Their quality of care giving service is only matched by their total dedication to the needs of clients and the families.

Home Health Agencies Caregiving Teams perform many of the following functions:

  • CNA – Caregivers – Home health aides provide personal perineal care also known as “peri care.”
  • CNA – Caregivers – Home health aides – Oral hygiene known as“dental and mouth hygiene”
  • CNA – Caregivers – Home health aides – Personal assistances –

                Clients are assisted with dressing, undressing, and personal hygiene

  • CNA – Caregivers – Home health aides – Mild body massages to stop the breakdown of skin tissue
  • CNA – Caregivers – Home health aides Toileting Assistance –

                Clients are prone to falls and instability in gate when walking

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – Reinforce short term memory and formulary recognition
  • Assist clients with home chores – Clients enjoy keeping busy, many still enjoy cleaning
  • Prepare and freeze meals for client – Prepacking meals, the most efficient way monitoring nutritional intake
  • Assist clients with eating meals – those facing swallowing studies and other swallowing issues
  • Take and record oral axillary temperature measurements – Assist physicians with updates to care planrecordings
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Home Health Agencies provided these and many more services:

Medical | Non-Medical | In-Home Companion | Post-Surgery care with CNAs.

Non-medical post-surgery care gives individuals looking to maintain their independence an alternative to traditional, in-patient, and post-surgery rehab.

  • Assist in ambulation/exercise, according to the individualized plan of care
  • Perform range of motion and other simple procedures with clients
  • Assist clients in the self-administration of medication
  • Assist clients with laundry
  • Meet client’s safety needs by properly utilizing medical supplies and devices
  • Report on patient’s condition and significant changes to family members and Cosan Care
  • senior staff
  • Transport clients to medical appointments and obtain medical reports for families
  • Adhere to Cosan Care’s policies, standards of personal and professional conduct, and the
  • client’s individualized plan of care procedures
  • Follow all Cosan Care privacy policies

Home HealthCare Management is an area of specialty practices, which assesses, implements,

monitors, coordinates clients’ individualized care plans, and evaluates continued care services to optimize our clients’ health and quality of life.

Home HealthCare Management can often reduce these contributing factors in elderly abuse and neglect

Signs of Elderly Abuse Neglect

  • Lack of basic hygiene, adequate food, or clean and appropriate clothing -Self and Caregiver abuse
  • Lack of medical aids (glasses, walker, teeth, hearing aid, and medications) -Self and Caregiver abuse
  • Person with dementia left unsupervised – Self and Caregiver abuse
  • Person confined to a bed without care – Caregiver abuse
  • Homes that are cluttered, filthy, in disrepair, or that have fire and safety hazards -Self and Caregiver abuse
  • Homes without adequate facilities (stove, refrigerator, heat, cooling, plumbing, and electricity) – Self and Caregiver abuse
  • Untreated pressure “bed” sores (pressure ulcers)

Financial Abuse/Exploitation

  • Lack of amenities that the accused would typically be able to afford
  • Vulnerable elder/adult “voluntarily” giving uncharacteristically excessive financial reimbursement/gifts for needed care and companionship
  • Caregiver with control of elder’s money but failing to provide for the elder’s needs
  • Vulnerable elder/adult who has signed property transfers (Power of Attorney, new will, etc.) but is unable to comprehend the transaction or what it means

Psychological/Emotional Abuse

  • Unexplained or uncharacteristic changes in behavior, such as withdrawal from normal activities, unexplained changes in alertness, etc.
  • Caregiver isolates elder (does not allow anyone into the home or to speak to the elder).
  • Caregiver is verbally aggressive, demeaning, controlling, overly concerned about spending money, or-uncaring.

Physical/Sexual Abuse

  • Inadequately explained fractures, bruises, welts, cuts, sores, or burns
  • Unexplained sexually transmitted diseases

Electronic Fingerprinting and the Use of Biometric Facial Recognition

Gone are the days when you had to press your fingers onto the ink pad and roll them on the paper to get your fingerprinting done. Electronic fingerprinting has taken place of traditional fingerprinting. It is an inkless method of taking fingerprints. Before going to its uses, let’s first understand what electronic fingerprinting technology is and the process of saving the fingerprints.

What’s Electronic Fingerprinting Technology?

Updating the fingerprinting method, today, companies use digital scanners to capture the image of the fingerprints electronically. To do this, the person puts the fingers (palm side) on a silicon reader or an optical surface and keep it there for a few seconds. Just as in photocopying, a ray of scanning light/laser is passed to capture the image of fingerprinting and saved digitally on the computer connected with the scanner. While saving the fingerprints in the file, the computer scans the fingerprints with the available database to know if there is any duplicity.

Once the fingerprints are saved, they can be used for many purposes. These fingerprints are usually saved with the federal governing body. If the police find some fingerprints on the crime scene, they can scan those fingerprints with the available database to identify the person who was present at the crime scene.

Why Electronic Fingerprinting is Important? Why should I do it?

Electronic fingerprinting, so far, has benefitted several working sectors such as retail, corporate, government, manufacturing industry, technology organizations, universities, independent workplaces among others.

The biggest area that electronic fingerprinting has dominated is employee identification and background screening. Employers run a background screening check on employees for verification, credit history, criminal history, address verification, reference check, drug abuse test, education qualification, and other parameters. Employers want to hire employees with personal and professional credibility. And, electronic fingerprinting and background screening makes it easy for them to do it.

Background screening on employees eliminates the risk involved in hiring the applicants with fraudulent background resulting in a safe and ethical work environment. This was important because many cases emerged in recent years where the employees lied or misrepresented their information to their employers.

Electronic fingerprinting also helps people with criminal records to get a job. A few times, this has happened that people got cleared off their criminal records and given a clean sheet by the court, the police, and the FBI, but they still do not get the job because of the heresy or incorrect information or updated information about their records. Background screening eliminates the heresy and lets the employee approach job opportunities. So, electronic fingerprinting helps both ways.

Biometric Facial Recognition

Recent technological developments have connected electronic fingerprinting and biometric facial recognition. The technology grew so rapidly that it is now available in our home security cameras, and phones as well. When the person saves his/her fingerprints electronically, he/she can also save the face prints biometrically to develop a complete profile.

Uses of Biometric Facial Recognition

  • It has helped in the prevention of retail crime. The security camera running on facial recognition technology captures the images of the faces and compares it with the database available. The store owner gets identified of the person whether he is a known criminal or not.
  • This technology has helped the police identify and find the missing persons. Through all the CCTV camera footage, the police can identify and locate the missing persons.
  • Identifying the suspected individuals in the crowd from the distance.
  • ·        Biometric facial recognition aides the employee background screening process by establishing a profile of the applicant based on the fingerprints and facial recognition.
  • This technology has also helped in marketing as the hotel owners can know through the facial recognition system that they have a VIP guest. And, they can serve the guest well to increase their goodwill.

How to get electronic fingerprinting done?

FBI and government regulatory bodies have authorized independent centers to offer the electronic fingerprinting services to the people.

Your fingers will be scanned digitally, and your photo profile will be saved in the database.

Local people can contact their nearest approved Livescan electronic fingerprinting service provider to scan their fingerprints digitally. There’s a norm that every person has to follow.

Get in touch today know what you need to bring when you come for electronic fingerprinting services from us. Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services is a Veteran owned Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) approved Livescan electronic fingerprinting service provider.

FDLE/FBI Florida Criminal History Reports are Barriers to Occupational Employment

Job applicants are often surprised and embarrassed to find their past criminal history stopped them from attaining fulfilling employment. Many want to see the criminal history report, but the disclosure of the information is based on the State Department licensing background unit.

An example of an Occupational employment applicant denied a promotional opportunity because he was arrested at 19 years of age for public urination. The construction manager understood the incident was 12 years ago but does not understand the significance of an employee’s past arrest and his companies compliance. The manager calls the applicant back later in the day to explain a resolution for the compliance situation.

A simple arrest can derail a promising future.

In a tight labor market, these situations are going to occur more often.

Equal societal laws protect citizens and offer a more perfect union. However, it does not stop the laws from being a punitive disruptive force in the lives of productive citizens.

Employers, Employees, Vendors, and Contractors must adhere to FDLE criminal history checks. The health, safety, and choice for citizens are priorities when making laws and status.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), Division of Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), is the central repository for criminal history information for the state of Florida.

State and national criminal history information are available to governmental agencies for licensing and employment as authorized under Florida law.

The average age of misdemeanor adult arrest in Florida is 18 – 34 adults. This is also the average working-age of most Floridians working in care fields. 

In critical fields like home care, childcare and nursing simple arrest can stop a bright career. This circumstance disproportionately affects women. 172,378, who are single parents. 

Florida’s poverty rate is 15.5%, higher than the national average of 13.4%.

Criminal records can often make it difficult to get employment in your chosen field or a field with an occupational license. If your field is regulated by license or state statute for criminal history reporting like – medical, pharmacy, nursing, homecare, childcare, financial services, real estate transaction, construction, and appraisers.

These employment occupations require a license, certificate, or credential per state regulation of professions.

Criminal record checks are mandatory level 2 background screening requirements per state statute. Moral Turpitude Statues or Good Moral Character Clauses and the pool of potential employment applicants who can fulfill basic FDLE criminal history and employment screening requirements starts to shrink. 

Exceptions/waivers are determined on an individual case by case basis. Each Florida State agency/department has its own Background Screening Unit. The background screening unit is trained specifically to review the applicant’s application for compliance with applicable state laws, policies, and procedures.

What are Occupational Licenses?

An occupational license is a license, certification or credential which is required for certain occupations by state and federal agencies. These licenses are intended to set minimal professional standards to ensure public safety and professional standards. Each state has statuses resulting in license violations.

Fees associated with obtaining an occupational license can be prohibitive for newly committed students and trained professionals.  Example license fee below, do not include the cost of reapplying through exception or waiver.

The average cost of Occupational Professional License

Occupation/Profession                                   Average Florida Licensing Fees        

Licensed Practical Nurse                               $400.00

Certified Nursing Assistant                             $250.00

Occupational Therapy Assistant                     $280.00

Physical Therapy Assistant                            $280.00

Private Detective                                            $250.00

Radiologic Technologists                                $400.00

Real Estate Appraiser                                     $450.00

Respiratory Therapist                                     $270.00

School Bus Driver                                           $100.00

Initial CPA License                                          $150.00

Dental Hygienist                                              $235.00

General Contractor                                         $10k or more

Real Estate Agent                                           $500.00

The cost of education, training, securing a professional position and finding job satisfaction in a chosen field is a herculean accomplishment.

One misdemeanor mistake can make it difficult, or even impossible, to find and recover employment in a chosen field.

The Florida Legislature should consider a

A Certification of Rehabilitation

The ability to demonstrate rehabilitation should be considered when changing state FDLE background screening policies and applicant criminal history requirements. Exceptions/waivers are determined on an individual case by case basis. Each Florida State agency/department has its own Background Screening Unit. The background screening unit is trained specifically to review the applicant’s application for compliance with applicable state laws, policies, and procedures.

A Certificate of Rehabilitation is an appropriate solution for those who completed rehabilitation and are employable in their occupational field. The goal is to “demonstrate the applicant’s willingness to meet rehabilitation standards”, thus removing barriers to employment and licensure in background screening licensing units.

12 states have adopted this protocol for occupational licensures – California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Washington.

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services wishes a Happy Labor Day to our Hardworking Hillsborough County Customers!

We value and support our county businesses and workforce with competitive FDLE level 2 fingerprint fees.

Without your well wishes, support, and referrals, we would not be here.

Thank you for supporting a Veteran Owned Business.

We are dedicated to our community. We are at our best in service to you!

If you have not already stopped by for a level 2 fingerprinting FDLE or FBI Identity History Reports, we are here for you.

Our fees are posted on our website.

We hope everyone can enjoy the 3-day weekend.

Please be safe and Enjoy your Workers Holiday.

Ralph, President Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services

Happy Mother’s Celebration

Happy Mother’s Celebration May 01 – May 31, 2019


For Military Kids, Mom sometimes means Dad, Grandparents, and well every family member you have that is not present nor are they an hour away. For me, living overseas, alone, and away from all our family, her many roles are profound and loving. Semper Fi Mom!

Florida Electronic Fingerprinting Services and Background Screening Services celebrates all Moms We thank you for your continued service to your families with love and support. We offer you our gift, the lowest published FDLE LiveScan Prices in Hillsborough County, FL.

And, Receive $ 7.00 off FDLE Level 2 Background Screening for
ALL Mother’s
Book an Office Visit online for $5, pay the balance in the office

Thank you! Mom

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