Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse)

NOTE: Florida Medicaid and Department of Children and Families Added to Clearinghouse
Florida Medicaid and Department of Children and Families (DCF) Summer Camp providers were added to the Clearinghouse on March 2, 2015. Providers must request program access through the Clearinghouse Results Website portal prior to scheduling fingerprinting appointments, requesting resubmissions or requesting Agency Review Requests. Instructions to request access and navigating the Clearinghouse results website are located below.

A copy of the provider email alert and Florida Medicaid frequently asked questions sent to current users of the Clearinghouse Results Website can be found here: Clearinghouse Update – Email Notice
Florida Medicaid FAQ

DCF providers may review additional information from the DCF at

Clearinghouse Results Website

To implement the Clearinghouse, the Agency has begun rolling out enhancements to the Clearinghouse results website in a multi-phase project.   Important updates about the progress of the Clearinghouse implementation will be posted on this page.

The Clearinghouse results website can be accessed at

To All Health Care Providers:

We recommend that you frequently review employee eligibility on the website. Daily updates to the website might change an individual's eligibility to work for a health care provider.

Instruction Guides

SSO Portal User Registration Training Videos'

SSO User Registration Training Video

Clearinghouse Results Training Videos'

Introduction and Tabs

Search and Profile Page

Initiating a New Screening

Adding Employment

Initiating an Agency Review

Initiating a Resubmission

SSO Portal User Registration Guide

Agency for Health Care Administration (PDF 857KB)

Managed Care Plans (PDF 569KB)

Florida Medicaid (PDF 526KB)

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (PDF 553KB)

Department of Children and Families (PDF 546KB)

Clearinghouse Results Website Guide

Agency for Health Care Administration (PDF 1.63MB)

Managed Care Plans (PDF 1.63MB)

Florida Medicaid (PDF 1.63MB)

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (PDF 1.49MB)

Department of Children and Families (PDF 1.57MB)

Clearinghouse General Information

Changes in law passed during the 2012 legislative session significantly modifies background screening for many service providers regulated by a variety of state agencies including health care providers licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (Agency) under Chapter 408, Part II, Florida Statutes (F.S.).

House Bill 943 created a “Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse” or “Clearinghouse.” The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to provide a single data source for background screening results of persons required to be screened by law for employment in positions that provide services to children, the elderly, and disabled individuals. The Clearinghouse shall allow the results of criminal history checks to be shared among specified agencies when a person has applied to volunteer, be employed, be licensed, or enter into a contract that requires a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check. (Section 435.12, Florida Statutes).