LiveScan Fingerprinting Service

The Coalition offers background screening utilizing the Clearinghouse to child care providers with employees or household members in need of fingerprinting by appointment only. The facility which is sending the person to be screened must be registered with the Background Screening Clearinghouse Web Portal to be able to view results. See for information on registering for the Background Screening Clearinghouse.

Hours of Availability:

Monday through Friday 9am – 1pm and 2pm - 3:30pm

Cost of LiveScan:

Child Care providers affiliated with ELC of Southwest Florida - $67

Child Care providers and other organizations not affiliated with ELC of Southwest Florida - $75

The applicant will need to bring the following to the screening appointment:

***Livescan Notice***
You must notify the Coalition of cancellation within 48 hrs. of your LiveScan Appointment in order to get a refund, by calling 935-6143. No LiveScan refunds will be granted without a 48 hour appointment cancellation notification.

Note: All call in appointments must be pre-paid over the phone at the time of scheduling.

To Continue...

If you work in a child care facility (center or home), select the facility where you work: Start typing the legal facility name and a list will appear. You must pick from the list.
If you are getting fingerprinted so you can work in a child care facility (center or home), select the facility named "DCF" from the list.

If your employment screening is for a facility other than a child care program, please enter your employer's legal name:

When Will I Receive My Results?

The participant is fingerprinted and the images are transmitted electronically immediately to FDLE (Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement) through the Clearinghouse. In some cases, the participant may be required to return for reprinting (at no charge) if the images are unclear.

For the most up to date information on Background Screening requirements, you may check the DCF website at

For those coming back to be re-printed...

Please call 239-935-6100. Choose the Live Scan Background Screening prompt to make an appointment.

For a re-print appointment you must bring in a copy of your result letter printed from the Clearinghouse Portal. There is no additional cost for this appointment.

Directions to the ELC of SWFL
Directions to the Coalition


Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida
2675 Winkler Avenue   |   Suite 300   |   Ft. Myers, Florida 33901
Phone 239.935.6100   |   FAX 239.935.6181
Office Hours: 8am-5pm Monday - Friday