Level II Procedures


    Pinellas County Schools Fingerprinting/Background Screening Policy & Procedures October 2017

    Pinellas County School Volunteers – All volunteers must be background screened approved prior to volunteering. All volunteers are required to sign in at the school front office, wear a volunteer/school name tag and/or Level 2 badge while on campus or at a school sponsored event.  Volunteers are required to log all volunteer hours in the volunteer system. To log your volunteer hours use the Firefox browser, go to https://focus.pcsb.org/volunteer. Please do not use mobile devices to sign onto the volunteer system.


    New volunteers must complete the volunteer registration form and attach a copy of a government issued photo ID to the form. Please bring the application to the school you’re volunteering at for processing. A level 1 background screening will be done by the district office. It is recommended that prior to obtaining a level 2 screening your level 1 background must be approved first.

    Returning volunteers must reactivate their volunteer status prior to volunteering. To activate your volunteer account go to https://focus.pcsb.org/volunteer Using your v.account and password to reactivate – if you do not know the user ID and Password please call the family & community liaison at your school.

    Below is a list of recommended vendors to obtain a level 2 screenings. You need to let the vendor know your fingerprints are for the Pinellas County Schools volunteer program.

    Level 2 Badge - Please contact the school Family & Community Liaison for your level 2 status. The volunteer profile will be updated to level 2 in the volunteer system once the results are received. The school liaison can provide you with an authorization form to get your level 2 photo ID badge.


    If you currently have a Level II clearance please provide a copy of the level II badge/card or paperwork from your employer to: The Office of Strategic Partnerships, 301 Fourth Street, Largo, FL 33770. Attn: Michelle Roberge, District Volunteer Coordinator 727-588-5050 or scan and email the document to robergem@pcsb.org.


    Recommended Level 2 Vendors for volunteers only. College students, Charter Schools, Vendors/Contractors and Employees scroll down for more information.

    EZ Fingerprints
    1715 East Bay Drive, Suite B, Largo
    Phone: 727-479-0805
    Walk-in welcome - Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM  or Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. No appointment needed.Fee $45.00
    BIM - The UPS Store
    13799 Park Blvd., Seminole, FL 33776 - PH 727-512-4477 – Hours: M-F 9am - 6:30pm - Sat 10am - 1pm.  Volunteers must call the number above to schedule an appointment.
    Fee $40.75 - Debit/Credit, Money Order, or cash (exact change please) 
    Postal Annex
    2520 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Ste. B., Clearwater, FL 33761-4181 - Tel: 727-400-6801 - Hours: Monday ~ Friday 8:30 AM ~ 6:00 PM or Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Walk-ins are welcome or you may call ahead. Fee $48.00
    SearchFirst Information Services, Inc. 
    456 Clearwater/Largo Road, Clearwater, FL 33770 ~ Tel:  727-549-8866  ~ Hours M-F 8:00AM - 5:00 PM.  After hours call for an appointment, please. Fee: $45.00


    Screening Procedures for:

    Charter School Volunteers - Please contact the Charter School for the VECHS ORI Number before you go to get your Level II screening done. 
    College Student Interns – College Students who are beginning any practicum, internship, field experience, or any type of observations must be registered and Level 2 fingerprinted prior to completing any educational course requirements.
    Click on this link: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page and follow the instructions. If you have questions regarding student internships contact Jessica Fisher, 727-588-6223 or email: fisherje@pcsb.org.


    All New Employees of Pinellas County Schools - PCS Fingerprinting Services are divided into six subgroups: PCS New hires, PCS College Student Interns, PCS Charter School Employees, PCS Volunteers, PCS Students in Health related fields, and Vendors/Contractors. Fees vary and the FDLE/FBI report results are group specific, so please choose the appropriate category carefully. 


    Employees new to Pinellas County Schools - Administrators, Instructional Staff including Part-time Hourly and Substitutes, Supporting Services, Alternative Staff (coaches), Contracted Services Employees (CSE’s with the appropriate paperwork). CSE’s are not to be confused with a vendor/contractor or vice versa. CSE’s are PCS employees and receive a paycheck from Pinellas County Schools.
    Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group.

    Follow these procedures: New employees will be notified by HR staff when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page · Follow the instructions found on this Web page. The department to contact with questions is Human Resources, 727-588-6000ext 1936


    Charter School Employees - Fieldprint, Inc. is the service provider for this group. Follow these procedures: New charter school employees will be notified by their charter schools when it is appropriate for them to log into the Pinellas County Schools district website to schedule their fingerprinting. Click on: PCS HR Fingerprinting Page Follow the instructions found on this web page. The person to contact with questions is Valerie Washington, 727-588-6391.


    Vendor and Contractors for Pinellas County Schools
    Fieldprint is the service provider for this group. This vendor/contractor group includes individuals, companies and organizations that are directly or indirectly contracted to provide services and goods to the district. The staff of these companies and organizations are not paid as employees of Pinellas County Schools. Follow these procedures:

    Vendor/Contractor employees will be notified by their employers when it is appropriate for them to log into Fieldprint website to schedule their appointment for fingerprinting. Vendor/Contractor employees will follow these procedures on the Fieldprint website.

    Click on the Red button on the right side of the page that says “Schedule an Appointment” For a full submission (fingerprinting and badge) please use the Fieldprint code FPPCSVendors. For a badge only (FSSR requests and replacement badges) please use the Fieldprint code FPPCSBadge.

    The department to contact is Pinellas County Schools Police – Patricia Cross – 727-547-7279.