Congratulations! If you’re looking to get a Level 2 Background check, chances are you’ve made it pretty far in your application process. Level 2 background checks are a necessary screening tool for several professions in south Florida. In order to complete a Level 2 Background check, the state of Florida requires you to get fingerprinted with an approved livescan vendor like Denson Protective Services, Corp.
What is a Level 2 Background Check? Is there also a Level 1 Background Check?
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement defines the following checks as followed:
Level 1—Generally refers to a state only name-based check and an employment history check.
Level 2—Generally refers to a state and national fingerprint-based check and consideration of disqualifying offenses and applies to those employees
. designated by low as holding positions of responsibility or trust.
Simply put, a Level II Background check is a deep criminal background check that uses fingerprints. “Level 1” and “Level 2” are terms only really used in Florida. This in-depth background check is used to make sure the screened applications are trustworthy and qualified to work in their desired fields. These investigations are state-run background checks that include the screening of your public records and criminal history using the information you provide including your fingerprints. For example, the Department of Children and Families (DCF) often oversees positions where applicants work closely with children. Because of its comprehensive nature, many companies use this as their only employment background check. We’re a family-owned security agency. And as such, we agree with taking extra measures to ensure the safety of everyone, including our children.
Are Live Scan Fingerprinting and Level 2 Background checks the same?
Yes and no. While both are necessary, live scan fingerprinting and the actual background check are separate processes you complete in one step. At Denson Protective Services, when you come in for your live scan fingerprint, we automatically send them along with your identifying information to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Your fingerprinting fee is all-inclusive and already has the fee for your background check.
For your convenience that means you come in, get fingerprinted and wait for your background check results! There’s nothing else you need to do after getting fingerprinted.
Can I just walk in? Do you do fingerprint cards?
Of course! We accept both appointments and walk-ins for both electronic fingerprinting and hardcopy fingerprint cards. Our office is located at:
20451 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33169
Call (305) 651-1727 for more information
Who Needs a Level 2 Background Check?
Usually, jobs that work with vulnerable individuals like children, the sick or the elderly or jobs that handle sensitive information require high clearance. You can obtain this clearance by maintaining a clean record and coming into Denson Protective Services for your fingerprints. The following occupations require livescan fingerprinting for level 2 background checks. You can view the full list of our services by clicking HERE
- Daycare workers
- Nursing Students who need to take their NCLEX (nursing exam)
- And much, much more.
- People who want a name change in Broward or Miami-Dade counties
- Restaurant owners who want their beer and wine license
- Click here for our Full List of Services
Have more questions?
Visit our FAQ page for even more details or give us a call at (305) 651-1727.