XVI. Background Check Costs

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.

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

Listed “Standard Rate” becomes effective July 1, 2022.  Until then “Previous Rate” is in effect.

FSU Office of Human Resources Background Check Costs to Hiring Departments
PACKAGE STANDARD RATE SPONSORED
RESEARCH
RATE
*
PREVIOUS RATE *
Standard Level Background Check $65 $55.55 $60
International Background Checks via Accurate (when applicable) Variable Fees Will Apply Variable Fees Will Apply Variable Fees Will Apply
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard-On-Campus Fingerprinting $74 $70.09 $74
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard – Out of Town Fingerprinting $85 $78.61 $85
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard – Volunteers (non-Summer Camp) $60 $57.84 $60
Level 2 Background Check to include Standard – Volunteers (non-Summer Camp) – Out of Town Fingerprinting $70 $66.36 $70
Level 2 DCF Summer Camp Background Check – On-Campus Fingerprinting $58 $62.33 $58
Level 2 DCF Summer Camp Background Check – Out of Town Fingerprinting $75 $76.85 $75
Level 2 DCF Summer Camp – FBI Resubmission $25 $26.28 $25

* 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:

Christie Fraser, Accounting Specialist
cfraser2@fsu.edu | 850-644-5457

OR

Andrew Kapec, University Background Check & HR Records Manager
akapec@fsu.edu | 850-644-7938

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