Getting your ORI Number
Your Florida ORI Number
Welcome, you are reading this page because someone has asked you for fingerprints. It was, no doubt, a Florida state or county agency. They need your fingerprints to comply with Florida laws that govern certain workers and volunteers. You’ve come to the right place, we know all about how to get it done.
Here in Florida, there are many jobs that require a level 2 background check (livescan fingerprints) before you start working. Live scan fingerprinting is overseen by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The FDLE requires something called an Originating Agency Identifier Number (ORI) for most fingerprint scans. Your originating agency is the agency that needs your fingerprints.
The ORI number on your fingerprint scans is for telling the FDLE which agency, and what department to share your prints with. Florida law requires an ORI number to be added to your Livescan fingerprints when scanning is done, which is a good thing because prints without ORI numbers don’t get applied to anyone’s background check or help anyone fulfill any requirements.
Some appointments use an alternate system, the Volunteer & Employee Criminal History System, (VECHS) a program administered by the FDLE. VECHS numbers work the same way as ORI numbers. If you have a VECHS number, you will need to give it to your Livescan service provider during your appointment.
What You Need to Know
- You need an ORI or VECHS number to get your fingerprints scanned.
- If you don’t have one, your originating agency (the agency that needs your prints) can help you with that.
- Below is a list of Florida agencies and their phone numbers, in case you need them.
Once You Have An ORI Number
If you do not have an ORI number Florida for your livescan fingerprints or level 2 background check, please contact your originating agency (listed below), employer, or volunteer organization. If you still have questions about your ORI number, you may let us know via chat, email, or phone.
CNA | Florida Board of Nursing | (850) 488-0595
DBPR | Department of Business and Professional Regulation | (850) 487-1395 | DBPR ORI Number
DOR | Department of Revenue |
Florida Board of Nursing | ORI List
Massage Therapy | Fingerprinting Form