Florida law requires Level II background screenings of job applicants, employees and volunteers who come in contact with children.
You can decrease the amount of wait time to receive your screening results and help decrease the need to re-screen, due to the rejection of inferior fingerprints, by following the 4 easy steps provided below.
For a list of Frequently asked Questions about Live Scan Fingerprinting please click here.
Determine if you are a candidate for R’Club's Live Scan Fingerprinting process. Currently, R’Club provides this service to employees of early childhood and school-age providers/programs that are required to have a Level II background check. An OCA number provided by DCF is required.
Download and print the Live Scan Application. Please bring a completedcopy with you to your appointment. This is a necessary step for your scheduled appointment.
Schedule an appointment for your Live Scan Fingerprinting. You will receive a confirmation of your appointment that you can print for your records.
Pay for your Live Scan Fingerprinting appointment. This will be part of your appointment scheduling. Payment of $60.00 is required to confirm your appointment. Payment must be made through Pay Pal, using a credit card or debit card.
Important: If you are NOT going to pay for the appointment at the time of scheduling (Step 2), you MUST create a user name and password after you schedule your appointment. Otherwise, you will have to begin the application and scheduling process over again for another appointment day and time, and then pay at that time.
Please bring the following information with you to your appointment:
A valid government issued Photo ID (examples: driver's license, Military ID, Passport, etc.)
Your completed printed application
Please make every effort to arrive on time for your appointment, so other customers can be served in a timely manner.
Also, R’Club is fragrance-free. Please do not wear any fragrances.
After reviewing this web page and the Frequently Asked Questions, if you require additional assistance please contact R’Club Child Care at (727) 578-5437.
For more information about the appointment cancelation policy, payment refunds and obtaining the results of your Live Scan Fingerprints, see questions 10, 11 and 13 below.
R’Club provides Live Scan fingerprinting services to employees and applicants of Early Childhood and School Age Providers/Programs that are required to have Level II background checks including:
Child care facility, family day care home, family foster home, residential child caring agency, child placing agency, summer or recreation camp owners and operators.
Mental health facilities and programs providing care for children – directors, professional clinicians, staff members and volunteers.
Day care or residential caretakers providing treatment to retarded or developmentally disabled individuals (children or adults).
Treatment resource personnel including program directors, staff volunteers and foster parents providing alcohol/drug abuse treatment for minors.
Persons considered for placement of dependent children.
Effective February 1, 2016, the cost of Live Scan is $60.00. Payment is only accepted in advance through Pay Pal using a credit or debit card. Cash, money orders or checks will not be accepted as forms of payment. Pay Pal will be the last step in the appointment scheduling process.
Yes, Live Scan services are by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Appointments are available Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The FDLE and DCF require the following information to conduct a state and federal background check:
Alias / Maiden Name
Social Security Number
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Country of Citizenship
Please complete the Live Scan Application and bring a copy with you to your scheduled appointment. This will save time and simplify the process.
In order to be fingerprinted using the Live Scan system, a valid OCA # will be required. An OCA (Originating Agency Case number) is a DCF-issued tracking number that identifies who is requesting the background screening. Live Scan fingerprints cannot be processed without this number.
The OCA # is typically 9-digits long, beginning with the 2-digit Circuit Number, followed by the 6-digit OCA and ending in the letter “Z.” Please obtain this number from the agency, employer, child care provider or daycare facility requesting your background screening and bring it with you to your scheduled appointment.
Please also verify in advance that the OCA # is registered for electronic fingerprinting. If the employer needs to register their OCA #, please ask them to contact the local DCF background screening office at (813) 558-1069 or (813) 558-1070.
An ORI, or Originating Agency Identifier, basically identifies the agency that has originated a request. This is not the same as the OCA number. An OCA number is required to process prints (see previous question).
If you are being screened for a Family Child Care Home, please contact the Pinellas County License Board’s Child Care Licensing Program at (727) 507-4857 for the correct OCA #. Please remember to bring this number with you to your scheduled appointment. Live Scan fingerprints cannot be processed without this number.
R’Club Child Care, Inc. 4140 49th Street N. St. Petersburg, FL 33709 (727) 578-5437 (map)
You will need to bring the following:
The completed Live Scan Application
The OCA # of the child care provider or daycare facility requesting the background screening
A valid ID, such as driver's license or state/government issued ID card or passport
We require a 24-hour cancellation notice. Using the email address and password selected during appointment registration, please log back into your account at https://instant-scheduling.com/ or CLICK HERE to log into your account.
On the Welcome tab of your account, click the link under Cancel / Reschedule Appointments. This will take you to the Appointments tab of your account. At the bottom of the page, click the link that shows the date and time of your upcoming appointment. You will have two options – cancel the appointment or reschedule the appointment. You will receive a confirmation if the appointment has been cancelled. If you choose to reschedule, you will be directed back into the appointment scheduler to choose a new date and time for your appointment. Please click the Confirm Rescheduling button. You will receive a message that your appointment has been successfully rescheduled.
We require a 24-hour cancellation notice. If you miss your appointment or cancel your scheduled appointment with less than 24 hours notice, a refund in the amount of $27.25 will be credited to your original form of payment.
Live Scan fingerprints are captured electronically, providing a cleaner and more accurate print than ink and paper. Because they are also submitted electronically, background results are returned within days rather than weeks.
Background screening results are generally returned via email by DCF within 5-10 days after electronic fingerprint submission. Please see the DCF website for more information.
DCF will return the background screening results via email to the contact person associated with the OCA #. Please verify with the agency, employer, child care provider or daycare facility requesting your background screening that DCF has a valid email address on file for that OCA. If the employer has questions, please ask them to contact the local DCF background screening office at (813) 558-1069 or (813) 558-1070.
You or the employer requesting your background screening will have to schedule another appointment by contacting R’Club at (727) 578-5437. There is no cost for this appointment; however, you will need to provide the TCR # (Transaction Control Record Number). The TCR # is issued by DCF and typically begins with the letter “E” and is 20-digits long. This number is required and indicates that the fingerprints are being submitted a second time. Please obtain the TCR # from the child care provider or daycare facility requesting your background screening.
No. State law requires that applicants obtain Level II screening before they begin working directly with children. Please see the DCF website for more information on Level II screening requirements.
Background screening results are generally not transferable. The prospective employer may request your screening results from a previous child care or other provider if 90 days of continuous employment with that employer has not lapsed, and only if the screening was a Level II. Additionally, a prospective employer may require that you obtain current background screening results through fingerprinting. Live Scan will quicken the process.
After reviewing this web page and the Frequently Asked Questions, if you require additional assistance please contact R’Club Child Care at (727) 578-5437. Appointments for fingerprinting cannot be made over the phone. The only exception is when your fingerprints have been rejected and rescreening is required.