Binary Biometrics Assists Athletic Trainers with New Licensing Requirements in Florida

Binary Biometrics, a LiveScan Service Provider with several locations throughout the State of Florida, announced today that it is ready and willing to begin offering assistance with compliance changes for licensees of the Florida Board of Athletic Training starting July 1, 2016. Changes made to licensing requirements made in the 2015 Legislative session now require that initial applications for licensure be accompanied by Level 2 Background Screenings in accordance with Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Health’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance’s requirements.

The legislative change follows a pattern in which progressively more licensed professionals who are considered to be in a “position of trust” are required to be screened prior to initial licensure and, in some cases, for continued employment.

Licensed Athletic Trainers now top a list of over a dozen screened professions regulated by the Department of Health and required under Florida Statutes to receive the screening for initial licensure.  The Board of Athletic Training does indicate on their recent release regarding the change, that “An approved Livescan service provider must be used to electronically submit a set of fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to conduct a search for any criminal history records that may pertain to the applicant.”

However, Andrew Easler, co-founder of Binary Biometrics, warns that not all providers are created equal, “in this industry in particular, it is important to always check online reviews of businesses you are considering hiring. There is often a misconception that “FDLE-approved” equals industry-wide quality, training, and competence; this is simply not the case. Approved is a term that refers simply to the technical capacity to transmit electronic records securely. It does not necessarily mean that the technician has received extensive specialized training, that they are well-versed in the requirements, ORI numbers, rolling techniques, troubleshooting difficult prints, the ins-and-outs of the process, and other important aspects of the service.”

Binary Biometrics is an FDLE approved Livescan service provider and has built a reputation for quality service. They have been providing assistance with Level 2 Background Screening compliance since 2013 and, according to Easler, have made a niche specializing in healthcare screening compliance and assisting applicants for licensure from outside of Florida and the United States with obtaining their licenses within the State of Florida.

“We spend a lot of time researching and training our technicians on statutes, requirements, codes, and necessary protocol for individual regulating agencies and are excited to now say that we are ready to welcome Athletic Trainers–and their questions about the recent changes–into our offices and into our family of raving fans,” says Andrew Easler, Co-founder.

Binary Biometrics currently has seven locations throughout Florida and nine locations outside of Florida including six in Canada, one in the UK, and another in India and provides customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For questions or to book an appointment, please contact them toll free at 855-722-6695, visit their website at www.binarybiometrics.com, or send them an email at info@binarybiometrics.com.



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