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Fingerprinting in Florida — No Ink Needed

Governmental agencies, medical universities, and employers looking for basic background information on their employees have previously counted on paper and ink fingerprinting. Advances in scanning technology now make this process much easier. With the proper machines, many places can now offer electronic fingerprinting.

With the old-fashioned ink system, companies often saw only an 85 to 90 percent accuracy rate in their final reports. Electronic fingerprinting technology, however, is much more dependable. Employers can expect 100 percent accurate results that reach into State and National criminal history databases and give a complete picture of the employee or future employee’s background. Only when the fingerprints cannot be read clearly will the individual be referred out for the traditional card and ink method.

Preparing for Your Visit

Electronic fingerprinting technology was designed with the operator and client in mind to produce swift and sanitary pictures at the highest quality. On average, the process takes just 15 to 20 minutes and bringing the following documents to places that offer fingerprinting will speed the process:

  • ORI Number – the Originating Agency Identification number identifies the department or agency requesting your background check and is required in order for MD Now to submit your fingerprints
  • Valid government issued photo ID
  • Form of payment