Getting your 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. Or maybe you’ve come to our website looking to get your fingerprints printed onto an FD-258 Fingerprint Card. You’ve come to the right place, we know all about how to get it done.
If you’ve been requested by an out-of-state entity to be fingerprinted, the organization likely requested to have fingerprints scanned onto an FD-258 Fingerprint Card. These fingerprint cards can be used for a multitude of background checks at the FBI level. Fingerprint Cards do not need an ORI number. It’s important to note that Florida agencies like DCF, AHCA, and DOEA do not allow fingerprint card scanned submissions. If that’s what you’re looking for, keep reading.
Your Florida ORI Number
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 for Livescan Fingerprints
- 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.
How to get an ORI code?
If an employer or volunteer organization is requesting live scan fingerprints from you, they likely will provide you with an ORI number. Or you may be doing it for a license: you’ll need to get in touch with the regulatory agency who is requesting you be fingerprinted.
Once You Have An ORI Number
It’s time to go to our appointments page (button below) to reserve your time slot, then take a moment to read about what you can do to help ensure your fingerprints are the best quality.
Florida Originating Agencies
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.