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Notice of Revised 'National' Criminal History Record Request Fees

Effective January 1, 2019, the fee for the national check portion of criminal history record requests will INCREASEfrom $12.00 to $13.25.

This change will affect the cost of initial screenings, renewals, and resubmissions.  The cost of each screening type will increase by $1.25.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has sent official notification to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) regarding a change to the FBI fee schedule. The FBI periodically reviews the fees charged for the national portion of criminal history record checks and is using this current review as the basis for revising its user fees.  

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.

Per F.S. 435.12, APD Providers must register and initiate all criminal history checks through the Clearinghouse prior to sending an individual for fingerprinting to a Livescan Service Provider.

All persons required to be screened must be screened and eligible before they are hired to work in a position that requires a Level 2 background screening. However, an employer may hire an employee to a position that requires background screening before the employee completes the screening process for training and orientation purposes only. The employee may not have direct contact with vulnerable persons until the screening process is completed.

Initiating screenings and utilizing the Clearinghouse 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 employee eligibility is reviewed on the website as soon as an email notification is received from the Clearinghouse. Daily updates to the website might change an individual’s eligibility to work for an APD Provider.

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