Background Check Information

UPDATED - Information effective 1 July 2015

Charges to Expect In Broward:  (badge good for 5 years from date of issue)                                
NEW Background Check or Renewals - $91.57  


COMPLIANCE TO THE LUNSFORD ACT
Our goal is for all members of the BFOA to have ongoing compliance with the Lunsford background check requirements.  In order to achieve that goal the Board Of Directors recommends that all members take the necessary steps to undergo the background check process and acquire a current vendor ID badge.  BFOA will not accept your registration without a current Background Check Vendor Badge being on file.  Getting a background check vendor badge should be your FIRST STEP in the registration process.

ALL OFFICIALS WILL NEED A VENDOR BADGE
If your badge has expired you must go through the process again and get a new badge. School board employees and police officers also need a vendor badges but may qualify for a reduced rate badge.   

NEW VENDOR - Fieldprint Inc.
Effective July 1, 2015, the Broward County School Board has contracted a new vendor to provide fingerprinting and badge issuing services, fingerprinting at the Kathleen Wright Building is no longer an option.  Fieldprint Inc is now the approved background check provider.  This process includes checking fingerprints for criminal activity in both local and national databases and issuing individuals a photo ID card, anticipate 2 weeks turnaround time. Fieldprint has 10 locations around the county that you can visit to get your fingerprints done.  When making an appointment to get fingerprinted you will choose the most convenient location to you..  



RECOMMENDED STEPS
New members without a badge, and members whose fingerprints were taken more than 5 years ago must re-apply and undergo the fingerprinting process again.  Follow these instructions:  

 1)  Go to the Fieldprint Inc Website  http://www.fieldprintflorida.com/
 2)  Select Schedule an Appointment
 3)  
Sign in as a New User 
 4)  Select "I know my Fieldprint Code"
 5)  Enter appropriate CODES


You will need TWO CODES

FIRST CODE
Then choose one of the following CODES:
(Most common choice for our officials)
FOR CONTEST OFFICIALS - FPBCPSContOffNet

FOR BROWARD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD EMPLOYEES ONLY - FPBCPSEmpVBDCNet
FOR SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ONLY - FPBCPSEmpVBDCNet


SECOND CODE
16-00001 - Is the department approval code that is common to every application



 6)  Enter your Personal Information
 7)  Answer Security Questionaire
 8)  Schedule your fingerpriniting Appointment
 9)  Make Payment
10)  Print Confirmation to take to fingerprinting site.

Badges will either be mailed, or delivered at one of our general BFOA meetings.


QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
Phone:  Broward Schools Secuirty Clearance Office - 754-321-2374

BCAA Office
Kim Simmonds
Phone: 754-321-1202
eMail:   simmonds@browardschools.com