Background Screening

As a condition of registration, individuals providing direct care services to VR customers must register with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse and submit to and pass a Level-2 background screening.

Current VR service providers required to comply with these requirements include:

Providers submitting applications for the vendor types above will be sent instructions on how to register in the Clearinghouse and get their screenings following initial approval of qualifications.

Note: Criminal history information cannot be communicated via email. Any criminal history documents requested by VR should be faxed or sent via USPS.

Exemption from Disqualification

In accordance with section 435.07, F.S., persons disqualified from employment may be granted an exemption from disqualification. The granting of an exemption does not change an individualís criminal history. It only provides eligibility for employment in a Vocational Rehabilitation setting. An individual seeking an exemption must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that an exemption from disqualification should be granted. The application will be reviewed and a decision made once all relevant documentation, listed in the exemption form instructions below, has been received. A person is not eligible to apply for an exemption from disqualification until:

Exemption Forms

Application for Exemption from Disqualification Form (PDF)

Contact VR

Vendor Registration Unit
Background Screening
Florida Department of Education
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 850-245-3401
Fax: 850-245-3394