Safe Environment

Fingerprint & Background Screening Process

The Diocese of Venice enlists First Advantage/Advantage Biometric Group (ABG) (formerly PrideRock Holding Company, Inc.) as our provider of fingerprinting, criminal background screening, & data management services.

 

First Advantage provides a web-based application & registration system allowing Diocesan personnel, contractor/vendors, clergy, religious, seminarians, and volunteers a means to process fingerprint-based criminal history background screenings in accordance with the Diocese of Venice Policy and Procedural Guidelines relating to the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults. The fingerprints are submitted electronically to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the results available to the Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator within 24 to 48 hours. The results are provided to the parish, school or other diocesan entity.

Fingerprinting process:

  • REGISTER online by accessing: https://fingerprint.fadv.com/Registration
    NOTEFirst Advantage suggests using Chrome as your Internet Browser to complete the application.

    • USER NAME:  diov
    • PASSWORD:   Password1
  • You will be prompted to schedule an appointment at one of the fingerprinting centers listed (you will receive a confirmation after you have completed the online registration process).  New applicants must bring the confirmation with you to your scheduled appointment in order to complete the process.
  • You must provide a government-issued photo ID document (i.e. driver’s license, military ID card, etc.) You must bring this exact identification document with you to your scheduled appointment.

Rescreening after 5 years of the “initial” electronic screening

  • During the registration process you will be asked if you have been fingerprinted through the Diocese of Venice. After entering your name and SS number select search and you will be informed “our records indicate your prints are on file and are eligible for reuse”.  Proceed to payment and print the receipt showing payment for your records.  You will receive a confirmation after you have completed the online registration process and a message will read “You have completed your fingerprint transaction process and your prints have been submitted to FDLE”.  If you received this message you do not have to go to the Service Center to be fingerprinted.  Print the receipt for your records showing payment.
  • Those needing additional assistance with registration may call the customer service number at 1-877-323-8885.  Individuals who do not have access to a computer or require assistance in registering should contact their local parish, school or diocesan entity for the designated fingerprint coordinator.

Cost and payment

  • New Applicants
    • Payment must be made at time of online registration
    • Employee/Clergy/Religious/Seminarian/Vendor -$57.50
    • Volunteers – $51.00
  • Rescreening – after 5 years of the “initial” electronic screening (reuse of retained prints)
    • Payment must be made at time of online registration
    • Employee/Clergy/Religious/Seminarian/Vendor – $47.50
    • Volunteers – $40.00

Note: An applicant whose screening results DO NOT meet the Level II Minimum Standards of Moral Conduct will be notified of their denial by the pastor, principal or administrator of the organization to which he or she belongs, or applied to, for employment or to volunteer.  An applicant who wishes to appeal the validity of information provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement or the FBI will be required to provide certified court documents clearly stating an acceptable disposition to the charge(s) in question to the Diocese of Venice Human Resources Department.

 

An applicant who has not been notified of successful completion of his or her background screening cannot be given the care, responsibility, or supervision of a child or youth nor be allowed unsupervised access to vulnerable adults.

 

If you have questions, regarding this process, please contact Cara Smith, the Diocesan Safe Environment Coordinator, at 941-441-1104 or email your questions to:  smith@dioceseofvenice.org.

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