Fingerprinting & Background Screening

Need to be fingerprinted?

The Spirit of Giving Network provides Level 2 - Live Scan background screening services for potential and existing employees/volunteers/license applicants. (DCF, AHCA, VECHS, Elder Affairs, Department of Business and Professional Regulation)

The fingerprinting service includes capturing fingerprints that are electronically forwarded to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and FBI, who then use the fingerprints and personal information to run a complete criminal histories record check. 

From this information, the regulatory agency and employer determine if there is anything in the records that would disqualify the individual from serving in the program/profession/or obtaining the applied license.

Appointments are HIGHLY reccommended.

We take appointments Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please bring a government issued form of ID and identifying number for the organization requesting fingerprints. (ORI, CRI) 

IMPORTANT:  If you do not provide an ORI number or if you provide an incorrect ORI number to the vendor, the correct agency may not receive your fingerprint results. 

Fees for Fingerprinting - The price depends on the ORI number/code that is going to be attached to your fingerprints. (Price Varies from $65-$85)

We accept cash, check or credit card.


The Spirit of Giving Network’s office is located inside the 

Vegso Community Resource Center, 261 NW 13th St. Boca Raton FL, 33432 



To schedule an appointment please select a date below.
or call 561.385.0144 with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are employees or volunteers under the age of 18 required to be fingerprinted?
Yes. There are no exclusions under the statute for those under age 18 from being fingerprinted. 
What are the differences between Level 1 and Level 2 Background Screening?
The requirements for Level 1 and Level 2 Employment Background Screening are found in Chapter 435 Florida Statutes. Level 1 Background Screening requires an emploment history check, statewide criminal correspondence checks through FDLE (name-based check), and a check of the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website and may include local law enforcement checks. 
Level 2 Background Screening requires fingerprinting for statewide criminal history checks through the FDLE and national criminal history checks through the FBI, and may include local law enforcement checks. 
What are the ORI and OCA numbers?
The ORI number (Originating Agency Identifier). This number is provided by FDLE and identifies the agency requesting the criminal history check and for what purpose. 
The OCA (Controlling-Agency Identifier). This number is provided by DCF and identifies the provider requesting the background check. 

What is Live Scan?

Live Scan is the name for the technology that is used to capture the image(s) of your fingerprint(s). Essentially, it is a digital image that is captured on our machine much like that of the image created from a copying machine.  It is simple, quick and painless.

What do I need for Live Scan?

You must provide a valid (we can not accept expired) Government issued, picture identification such as drivers license, state identification card or passport.


What happens after we capture your fingerprints?

Once we capture your fingerprints, have all required information and payment, we electronically transmit them to the FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement). The FDLE and the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)  then commence a criminal history search. Once the law enforcement agencies have completed their search, they send the results to the regulatory agency (such as Department of Children and Families, Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Business and Professional Regulation etc.) that oversees your employment/volunteer position/license. The regulatory agency then sends notification of the results to your employer.  Neither our office nor you will receive the results.  The results only go to your employer/volunteer program/licensing agency.


How much does Live Scan cost?

The price depends on the number/code that is going to be attached to your fingerprints
How long will it take to have my fingerprints scanned? 
It should only take approximately 10-15 minutes. 
Can I use my recent prints to apply for another professional license? 

Per FBI regulation, 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, using the correct ORI.


How can I determine the status of my Livescan transaction? 

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has developed a new feature that will allow an individual or organization to perform a search to determine the status of an applicant Livescan transaction. 

The only identifier needed to perform the search is the Transaction Control Number (TCN) which is generated at the time the applicant information and fingerprints are captured.

Search Your Status HERE


Child ID Program

Spirit of Giving now offers Child ID's!
To Schedule an appoint for a child ID please click the fingerprint appointment scheduler above. 
The entire process takes about 30 minutes. This includes a photo and full set of fingerprints. 
The cost is $25.

Why should we fingerprint our children?

450,000 children run away each year
300,000 children are abducted each year by family members
More than 58,000 children are abducted every year by non-family members

That's more than 800,000 children in America missing each year - one child every 40 seconds. Less than two percent of parents have a copy of their child's fingerprints to use in case of an emergency.


Prevention Tips

Prevention always starts at home. Use the following tips to help educate children on safety and awareness.

Children Should Be Taught to:

  • Know his/her full name, as well as your name, address and telephone number, including area code. Children should know how to use the telephone.
  • Never say they're alone when answering the phone - instead, offer to take a message or say their parents will be back shortly.
  • Never answer the door if they are alone. Never invite anyone in the house w/out permission of a parent or baby-sitter.
  • Never take candy or gifts from strangers or anyone else without asking a parent first.
  • Never play in deserted buildings or isolated areas.
  • Move away from cars that pull up beside them if they do not know the driver.
  • Know that no one should touch any part of his or her body that bathing suit would cover.
  • Avoid shortcuts through empty parks, fields, laneways or alleys.
  • Run home or go to the nearest public place if they are being followed and yell for help.
  • Tell you if someone has asked them to keep a secret from you.
  • Tell you where they are at all times or leave a message at home.Give up money, jewelry or clothing rather than fight.
  • Know they can talk to you and call you to pick them up at any time.


  • Avoid clothing and toys with your child's name on it. A child is less likely to fear someone who knows his/her name.
  • Check all potential baby-sitters and older friends of your child.Never leave your child alone in a public place, stroller or car, even for a minute.
  • Always accompany young children to the bathroom in public places.
  • Always accompany your child on door-to-door activities.
  • Point out safe houses with the Block Parent sign where children can go if they are in trouble.
  • Create an environment where a child feels safe to talk to you. Let him/her know that you are interested and sensitive to their fears.
  • Teach children that the police are their friends and that they can rely on them if they are in trouble.
  • Keep an up-to-date color photograph of your child, as well as a medical and dental history, and have your child fingerprinted.
  • Stay involved in your child's life by communicating daily to prevent your child from running away.


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