State and National Criminal History Record Check


State and national criminal history information is available to governmental agencies for licensing and employment as authorized under Florida law. For additional information, you may contact the agency that governs the type of employment in which you are interested. For example, if you are interested in working for an elementary school, you would contact the local school district; if you are interested in a concealed weapon permit, you would contact the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Division of Licensing where this licensing occurs.


Information Lookup

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) requires the electronic submission of fingerprints in order to conduct a state and national criminal history record check. To do this, applicants must submit fingerprints via a Livescan device. Livescan device operators are located throughout the State of Florida.

To validate an ORI and view the associated fees you must enter the complete ORI. Failure to do so will result in the message "ORI Not Found".

To check on a CWCS (Civil Workflow Control System) transaction and view the transaction's status you must enter the complete TCN (Transaction Control Number). Failure to do so will result in the message " Transaction Not Found".


Florida Licensing Information

State and national criminal history information is available to governmental agencies for licensing and employment as authorized under Florida law. For additional information, you may contact the agency that governs the type of employment in which you are interested. For example, if you are interested in working for an elementary school, you would contact the local school district; if you are interested in a concealed weapon permit, you would contact the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services/Division of Licensing where this licensing occurs.


Jessica Lunsford Act

In order to facilitate background screening required by the Jessica Lunsford Act, the Florida Legislature directed FDLE to develop a system to allow the sharing of certain criminal history information among school districts. This system, known as the Florida Shared School Results (FSSR) System, became available to school districts in September, 2005. The purpose of the FSSR System is to reduce the redundancy of background screenings for those contractors who do business with multiple school districts in the state. Contractors may contact the school district(s) they are affiliated with to obtain more information about the background screening process.