The following is the MCOA policy on Background Checks and Badges
for Sports Officials.
as the process has changed slightly. Online payment option is available.
statute 1012.467 states...
- (2)(a) A fingerprint-based
criminal history check shall be performed on each noninstructional
contractor who is permitted access to school grounds when students are
present, whose performance of the contract with the school or school board
is not anticipated to result in direct contact with students, and for whom
any unanticipated contact would be infrequent and incidental. Criminal
history checks shall be performed at least once every 5 years.
- 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 and
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 $68.00 The cost for the state badge is
All MCOA officials must comply with this requirement and have in
their 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.
- Go to the security office. No
- They are open Monday-Friday,
- Fill out the paperwork.
- Get your fingerprints scanned.
- Pay $68 (Credit or Debit card,
or you can pay online - link below).
- Wait for the email results
- Go back to the security office.
- Get your badge picture taken.
- Pay $10 (Credit or Debit card)
to obtain your badge.
- Send a picture of your badge to
your Sport Commissioner.
Security Coordinating Clerk
Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Our summer hours will begin
on 05/31/2022 THRU 07/29/2022 and we will fingerprint 6:30am -2:30pm and badges
will be issued from 6:30am to 2:45pm. Please NOTE: I am off on Mondays during
Our office Fingerprints Monday thru Friday
8am to 4pm.
Our office issues badges Monday thru Friday
8am to 4:15pm.
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