The following is the MCOA policy on Background Checks and Badges for Sports Officials.
PLEASE read as the process has changed slightly. You no longer pay online.
Recently, the Florida Legislature added a requirement that non instructional contractor employees of Florida schools be issued a state badge to be displayed when on school property. Non instructional contractor employees includes sports officials. As applied to sports officials, displaying the badge means having it available for display when officiating. The badge requirement is in addition to the requirement for a background check. The Brevard School Board requires sports official to have a current background check before officiating. Current means a background check within the past 5 years which does not expire during the sport season.
Each sports official is individually responsible for complying with the background check and badging requirement. To obtain a background check and/or badge, the official applies in person at the school district office in Viera. The cost for the background check is about $76.75. The cost for the state badge is $10.00.
All MCOA officials must comply with this requirement and have in there possession a current state badge while on school property. Failing to do so could result in a one year suspension. If your badge is lost, it MUST be reported to the sport commissioner immediately. Your current and future schedule of assignments will be withheld until a lost badge is replaced.
The following is how you get it done.
Click the link below to find out more. Follow the directions.
Go to the security office. No appointment necessary.
Fill out the paperwork. Get your fingers messy. Pay your money ($68). Wait for the email results. If you pass...
Go back to the security office. Get your mug shot. Pay more money ($10). Get your badge. That was easy.
Click here for instructions.
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Fingerprint AND Badge