Walk-ins Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Other Times by Appointment
Cost $45 – $90
Call (305) 253-5110
From doctors and nurses to teachers and caregivers, many professions with licenses and certifications require a background check through fingerprints. Now there is a convenient place for them to get that service done. Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) offers Live Scan for both its employees and to the public as well.
Live Scan is the latest technology to electronically capture fingerprint images. It is the preferred method used by the FBI, Department of Justice and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). CHI is a registered vendor with the FDLE. Health care workers through the Department of Health, guardianships through the Department of Children & Family and Department of Elder Affairs and even those filing for name changes all need to get their fingerprints taken.
In addition, the Department of Justice does not share the information since it is against the law for different agencies to share confidential fingerprint results with each other. An applicant’s Live Scan form acts as a release for a criminal history response to be sent to the specified requesting agency. This means that an applicant must submit a new application each time a criminal history is requested.
Professions That Need Background Checks: