Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes
Electronic Fingerprinting Frequently Asked Questions
Applicants are able to submit their fingerprints electronically or on a hard-card. If a hard card is submitted, the application fee is $551. If electronic prints are submitted, the fee is $500. Applicants can use any Livescan vendor that has been approved by FDLE to submit their fingerprints to the Division. Please ensure that the Origination Agency Identification (ORI) number is provided to the vendor. NOTE: Failure to provide an ORI number or incorrect ORI number to the vendor will prevent DBPR from receiving your fingerprint results. The applicant is fully responsible for selecting the vendor and ensuring submission of the prints to DBPR.
1. How do I find a location (Livescan vendor) to submit my fingerprints to the department?
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation accepts electronic fingerprinting services offered by Livescan device vendors that are approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and listed on their website. You can view the vendor options and their contact information at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Criminal-History-Records/Documents/ApplicantLivescanService-ProvidersVendors.aspx. (Notice: By accessing this link you will be leaving the DBPR website. DBPR is not responsible for the content of the website you are about to enter. DBPR neither warrants nor makes any representations nor endorsements as to the accuracy, quality, content or completeness of the information, text, images, graphics, hyperlinks and other items contained on the website you are about to enter. DBPR is not responsible or liable for any viruses or contaminations of your hardware, software, peripherals or property, resulting from use of websites linked to the DBPR website.)
2. What information must I provide to the Livescan vendor I choose?
You must provide accurate demographic information as well as personal identification, identify the reason for being fingerprinted which is “Ch. 326, Florida Statutes, Yacht Broker License” and provide the correct ORI code: FL921900Z. Please contact the vendor to confirm any other information they may require.
3. How does the electronic fingerprinting process actually work?
In the traditional method of fingerprinting, ink is applied to each of your fingers which are then “rolled” across a fingerprint card to obtain your results. With electronic fingerprinting, there is no ink or card. Your fingerprints are “rolled” across a glass plate and scanned. It is faster and cleaner then the traditional method. Electronic fingerprinting reduces the likelihood of illegible fingerprints and will reduce the overall application processing time.
4. How long will it take to have my fingerprints scanned?
It should take approximately 5-10 minutes.
5. How much does the electronic fingerprinting cost?
The total fee charged by each vendor varies. Please contact the vendor to obtain this information. The fingerprint results are usually received by the Division two to four days after your fingerprints are scanned.
6. What do I need to bring with me to the Florida electronic fingerprinting site?
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.
7. I submitted my fingerprints through an FDLE approved vendor, but I have now received a deficiency letter regarding my fingerprints. What should I do?
As of the date of the mailing of the deficiency letter, your electronic fingerprint results have not been transmitted to DBPR. We will not be able to process your application until we have received this information. You should contact your fingerprint vendor to determine if they have submitted the prints to FDLE for processing.
8. What should I do if I am notified by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined my fingerprints were illegible?
The electronic fingerprint scanning machines are equipped to determine if your fingerprints scanned successfully; however, if it is determined by the FBI 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 re-roll. You may be responsible for any costs associated with the re-roll of your fingerprints as determined by the vendor.
9. What kind of assistance can DBPR provide if I have problems with a Livescan vendor?
As an applicant, you have the choice to select a vendor approved by the FDLE. Since DBPR does not approve or regulate Livescan vendors, you will be fully responsible for the fingerprint submission and for ensuring that the prints have been timely submitted to FDLE. The DBPR retrieves the fingerprint results from FDLE through a secure website. We suggest that you ask the vendor for a receipt showing payment date and other pertinent information in case you need to go back to them for assistance.
10. If I am living out of state, how do I submit my fingerprints without having to travel to Florida?
The link below provides contact information for vendors in states other than Florida that offer the option of electronic fingerprinting. Please contact those vendors for more information.
11. Can I use my recent prints to apply for another professional license?
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.