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Fingerprinting FAQ

What is Livescan Fingerprinting?
Live scan fingerprinting is inkless and it captures the fingerprint digitally on a computer. The prints are then forwarded electronically to the FBI, Department of Justice or another authorized agency for a criminal background check or for other purposes.

What type of background check will be conducted?
Level 2 generally refers to a state and national fingerprint based check and consideration of disqualifying offenses, and applies to those employees designated by law as holding positions of responsibility or trust. Section 435.04, F.S., mandates Level 2 security background investigations be conducted on employees, defined as individuals required by law to be fingerprinted pursuant to Chapter 435, F.S.

What Entities are statutorily authorized to receive a state and national criminal history background check?  Click the link below for a list of Florida agencies.

How long does it take to complete a state and national criminal history record check when fingerprinting is submitted via Livescan or electronically?

Typically within two to three business days of receiving the submission.

How is my organization notified?
When a transaction is complete within the CWCS system, Civil Workflow Control System (CWCS)pronounced "QUICKS the results are posted to Ceritified Mail, a secure FDLE web mail application. A result notification email is sent to the email address designated by the customer and will contain a link to this Certified Mail application.

What happens if I the first print was rejected?
Obtain your TCR number from your organization contact person, make an appointment to be printed again at no additional cost. Please bring photo identification and the TCR number with you to the second print appointment.



Fingerprinting Services

For more information contact your
Ethos Investigative Specialist at:
T: 866-783-0525
F: 866-695-9645
300 1st Avenue South, Suite 300
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701