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What is a level 2 screening?

Level 2 screening is a comprehensive criminal background screening that includes fingerprint-based check for statewide criminal history records through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and national criminal history records through the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

We are an authorized service provider & certified by the FBI & FDLE to provide Live Scan Fingerprints and Level 2 background check Services in Miami Dade, Florida.

Smart Background Services uses the latest technology in biometric fingerprinting used by the FBI and FDLE departments. Our professional team provides fingerprints for the Florida mandated employment requirements. We meet all State and Federal guidelines for fingerprinting applicants needing Level II background checks.


Walk-ins are welcome, however we strongly recommend making an appointment for better service


  1. PICTURE ID: Drivers License, FL ID card, Passport, Resident Card. Expired IDs will NOT be accepted.
  2. ORI Number = Originating Agency Identifier (Usually provided by entity or employer requesting the Fingerprinting).

*NOTE: “It is the client’s responsibility” to provide the correct ORI # to us at the time of the appointment.
Please take the time to find the information needed prior to your appointment, you may do this by calling your employer or the licensing board in your field of work.

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Felony Convictions
Misdemeanor Convictions
Pending Criminal Cases
Civil Judgments
Arrest that Resulted in convictions
Expunged or sealed convictions
Sex Offender Database
Employment History
Prison Record


Credit scores influence the credit that is available and the terms (interest rate, etc.) that lenders may offer. It is a vital part of credit health. The most widely used credit scores are FICO® Scores, the credit scores created by  Fair Isaac Corporation. 90% of top lenders use FICO® Scores to help them make billions of credit-related decisions every year. FICO® Scores are calculated based solely on information in consumer credit reports maintained at the credit reporting agencies.

Why does SMART BACKGROUND SERVICES Screen tenants with a FICO Score?

By running a full credit report and not a credit summary, you can also look at the reasons for the low score and determine if the issues contributing to the low score may be an indication the prospective tenant may have difficulty paying the required rental or maintenance payments.

Screening tenants with a FICO Score has proven to be an effective, fair and accurate method to determine the likelihood of a prospective tenant’s future payment history whether that person has a long or short credit history. The FICO Score is the best known and most widely used credit score. It is an invaluable tool and provides an objective and quick analysis of a prospective tenant’s credit history. Property Managers and Community Homeowner Associations would be well advised to order a credit report with a FICO Score as it contributes to the completion of a thorough, objective and accurate background check.


  • Payment History
  • Amounts owed
  • Length of Credit History
  • New Credit
  • Credit mix

Some states have just a handful of county records on file, while other states have all county records in their databases. Besides county records, state courts include records of all crimes prosecuted at a state level (meaning crimes that are illegal across all counties).

National Criminal Database Search locates potential criminal records with its nationwide scope. This Search draws from over 600 million records from thousands of jurisdictions, including counties, department of corrections (DOC), administrative office of courts (AOC), from all 50 states.

A rental background check is an additional screening tool that allows landlords to see various aspects of a tenant applicant’s past behavior.

The majority of the data you’ll see comes from the three major credit bureaus:

  • Transunion
  • Equifax
  • Experian

This data helps to paint a picture of how responsible a tenant might be.

Some landlords look at the overall credit score while others pay specific attention to the details of the report.

A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders, including those who have completed their criminal sentences.

Any background check conducted as an employee, resident screening, or otherwise, should include a thorough sex offender registry. SMART BACKGROUND SERVICES can research and report any available information with regards to a person’s sex offender status and location.

We can customize a report for you that includes all of the necessary information to fit your needs and budget. When your name is on the line with someone you hardly know, it is best to have a complete picture of their background available for your decision-making.

Contact SMART BACKGROUND SERVICES today to customize a nationwide sex offender registry report for you

A driving record, or motor vehicle report (MVR), is a public record of your driving history. Offences stay on your driving record for three or ten years.

Your driving record includes: Identifying information, like name, sex, and address. License number, classification, status, and expiration date.

The employment verification process takes the information about one or more employers as provided on a subject’s application or resume and verifies the accuracy by directly contacting those employers. The information we compare and verify with the employer can include dates of employment and job position, and may also include the reason for leaving and eligibility for rehire.

Education Verifications for employment verify the certification, training, or educational claims of a job applicant. Our educational verification services contact universities, colleges, vocational schools, etc., to verify dates of attendance and graduation, degrees or certifications obtained, majors studied, GPA, and honors received. The verification of education process is an important part of a quality pre-employment background check.

Education Verifications are sometimes referred to as an Education Background Check or an Education Check.

Credential verification is the process of authenticating the information supplied to a potential employer by a job applicant in his or her resume, application, interviews, and references. In most application processes, lying about their credentials will keep the employer from hiring the applicant.

A personal reference, also known as a character reference, is a reference provided by an individual who knows you and can vouch for your character and abilities. When you ae applying for jobs, you will undoubtedly be asked for references at some point during the hiring process.

An overwhelming 86 percent of the employers surveyed in the 2015 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report said that screening had exposed a candidate who lied on their resume.

Many of these employers also stated that the top benefit they received from background screening candidates was improving the quality of their hires. Smart Background Services can help you get to know your candidate by verifying the school, professional program and degree achieved that they listed on their application.

DOT truck drivers are required to undergo a drug test prior to employment, at least once randomly per year, after most accidents, and if reasonable suspicion exists that a driver is abusing drugs. A standard 10 panel drug urine test typically looks for cocaine, marijuana, PCP,amphetamines, opiates,benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone,propoxyphene & Quaaludes.

A typical urine drug test for employment purposes screens for drugs including amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, opiates, nicotine and alcohol.

Urine tests may be required as part of pre-employment screening or may be conducted randomly by employers, especially for employees in certain occupations.

This check includes the Office of Inspector General (OIG-LEIE), System for Award Management (SAM) and additional federal actions and exclusion data sources.

This check provides all data in the tiers above as well as the Medicaid Exclusion data directly from the State and Medicare Opt-Out Information. This check provides compliance for Federal and State requirements.

This check includes all data sets included in the tiers above and adds board action data. This check also includes aggregated data from various State abuse registries and imposter lists.

Reduce your risk

Hiring the right people can be a tough task. Not only do they need to have the right skills, but they need to fit into your corporate culture. Some might have access to sensitive information, or risk your company’s reputation when dealing with the public. It’s hard to be right every time, but Pre-Employment screening can go a long way to helping you protect your business.

Whether you are concerned about criminal history or illicit drug use, pre-employment screening can dramatically reduce your risk.

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Can you do background checks on anyone?

The exceptions are if you’re checking someone’s background for an official, legal purpose – such as job hiring or housing. In those cases, you DO need official permission to run a background check AND there are only select companies you can use that will provide you with the correct, legally valid background checks.

At SBS we understand that the needs of each client are different, call us to customize a perfect package for your needs!
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