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Office of Human Resources

Employee & Recruitment Services


Criminal History Background Checks conducted by the Office of Human Resources for employment, volunteer service, or vendor/contractor work are reconciled with the hiring department via Auxiliary AR/Billing Purchase Orders. To create a Purchase Order for your department for Background Checks, please see this Office of the Controller’s Auxiliary AR/Billing Training Guide. To update an existing Purchase Order please complete an Internal Purchase Order Change Request Form.

Background Check costs are subject to change due to fee changes from the FBI, FDLE, or fees incurred from other local city, county, state, or federal laws. The background check auxiliary does not generate revenue for The Office of Human Resources.

Pursuant to University Policy 4-OP-D-1.II.C.2.b costs charged to sponsored contracts & grants apply to a separate rate schedule; however, any additional fees associated with these individual screenings will be included. For additional information please see the Sponsored Regulations Page.

FSU Office of Human Resources Background Check Rates

Standard Level Background Check $67.00 $62.25
International Background Checks via Accurate (when applicable) Variable Fees Will Apply Variable Fees Will Apply
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard-On-Campus Fingerprinting $ 77.00 $ 75.06
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard – Out of Town Fingerprinting $ 90.00 $ 84.45
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard – Volunteers (non-Summer Camp) $ 64.00 $ 64.96
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard – Volunteers (non-Summer Camp) – Out of Town Fingerprinting $ 77.00 $ 74.35
Level 2 DCF Summer Camp Background Check – On-Campus Fingerprinting $ 60.00 $ 56.71
Level 2 DCF Summer Camp Background Check – Out of Town Fingerprinting $ 82.00 $ 72.10
Level 2 DCF Summer Camp – FBI Resubmission $ 25.00 $ 21.35

* Any additional city, county or state fees associated with Sponsored Research background checks will be charged to the department in addition to the listed Rate.

Questions concerning background check payment or costs can be directed to:

Nell Belue, Accounting Specialist | 850-644-5457


Andrew Kapec, University Background Check Manager/Senior HR Specialist | 850-644-7938