University of Florida

Volunteer Screening


DCF Clearinghouse Screening

Level 2 Screenings must be initiated through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) Clearinghouse before an applicant goes to a compliant background screening vendor to submit fingerprints and have photo taken.

4-H Non-Summer Afterschool Member Programs
DCF Clearinghouse screening is required for anyone supervising 4-H members or working/volunteering 10 hours or more in a month for a 4-H non-summer afterschool member program. Individuals must also complete the Affidavit of Good Moral Character (must be signed and notarized).

Additional checks will be required by DCF for individuals who have lived outside of Florida in the past 5 years.

4-H Summer Camps
DCF Clearinghouse screening is required for anyone supervising youth or working/volunteering 10 hours or more in a month for a 4-H summer camp program. Individuals screened for summer camps through DCF but before the Clearinghouse was operational do not have to be rescreened through the Clearinghouse, as long as the screening was completed within the last 5 years, the individual is in still good standing with the 4-H program and the individual has not had a break in service greater than 90 days. Individuals must also complete the Affidavit of Good Moral Character (must be signed and notarized).

Public School Board Employees, Law Enforcement & Corrections Officers are exempt from DCF screening if volunteering for summer camps. Documentation of screening within the past 5 years and current employment is required from their employers. Individuals must also complete the Affidavit of Good Moral Character (must be signed an notarized).

Florida 4-H Volunteer Packet
This packet is for potential volunteers who need to be screened through the DCF Clearinghouse. It includes instructions for enrolling in 4HOnline and completing the OYCS Youth Protection Training, as well as all forms required for the DCF Clearinghouse screening process.

Screening Process for 4-H Volunteers (PDF Updated 6/8/16)

Florida 4-H Volunteer Packet (pdf)

DCF Clearinghouse Database Link and Instructional PDFs
Login Link (the DCF Clearinghouse is housed in the AHCA Portal)
Registering to use the DCF Clearinghouse
Entering a volunteer and generating LiveScan Request From
Updating a volunteer profile in the DCF Clearinghouse

AHCA Privacy Policy (Must be given to volunteer and signed receipt placed in volunteer's file)
Affidavit of Good Moral Character (Must be completed by individual before screening and must be notarized)

DCF ORI (Originating Agency Identifier) Numbers

  • The ORI for Florida 4-H afterschool/non-summer is EDCFGN10Z.
  • The ORI for Florida 4-H summer camps is EDCFSC30Z.

DCF OCA (Controlling Agency Identifier)

  • The OCA for afterschool/non-summer is 03010876Z.
  • The OCA for Florida 4-H summer camps is 03010753Z.

Other Links
FDLE Sexual Offenders and Predators list
National Sexual Offender and Predators list
YCS 800 Youth Protection Training (annual training required for ALL UF volunteers and employees interacting with minors in UF-affiliated youth programs)
Letter of Appointment
Letter of Rejection

Reference Form