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Getting your ORI Number

Get your Florida ORI number for Livescan fingerprints.

Your Florida ORI Number

Welcome, you are reading this page because someone, no doubt a Florida state or county agency that you’re working for, volunteering at, or involved with — has asked you to supply your fingerprints. You’ve come to the right place, we know all about how to get it done.

Here in Florida, live scan fingerprinting is overseen and administered in accordance with Florida statutes, 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


  1. You need an ORI or VECHS number to get your fingerprints scanned.
  2. If you don’t have one, your originating agency (the agency that needs your prints) can help you with that.
  3. Below is a list of Florida agencies and their phone numbers, in case you need them.

Once You Have An ORI Number

It’s time to go to our appointments page to reserve your time slot, then take a moment to read about what you can do to help ensure your fingerprints are best-quality.

Florida Agencies

If you are missing an ORI number for your livescan fingerprints, 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.


AHCA | Agency for HealthCare Administration | (850) 412-4503 | ORI obtained through Clearinghouse

APD | Agency for Persons with Disabilities | (850) 488-4257 | ORI obtained through Clearinghouse

CNA | Florida Board of Nursing | (850) 488-0595

DBPR | Department of Business and Professional Regulation | (850) 487-1395

DCF | Department of Children and Families | (888) 352-2842 | ORI obtained through Clearinghouse

DEO | Department of Economic Opportunity | (850) 245-7105

DFS | Department of Financial Services | (877) 693-5236

DHSMV | Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

DJJ | Department of Juvenile Justice | (850) 488-1850 | ORI obtained through Clearinghouse

DOEADepartment of Elder Affairs | (850) 414-2000 | ORI obtained through Clearinghouse

DOE | Department of Education | (850) 245-0505

DOHDepartment of Health | (850) 245-4444 | ORI obtained through Clearinghouse

DOR | Department of Revenue |

DVR | Division of Vocational Rehabilitation | (850) 245-3399 | ORI obtained through Clearinghouse

FDACS | Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services | (800) 435-7352

FDLE | Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Florida Board of Nursing | ORI List

HSMV | Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles | (850) 617-2000

Massage Therapy | Fingerprinting Form

OFR | Office of Financial Regulation | (850) 487-9687

VECHS | Volunteer and Employee Criminal History System | (850) 410-8324