What information is required to complete the Application for Certification of Eligibility?
In order to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), an applicant has to follow the requirements outlined in Florida Statutes, sections 943.0585(2) or 943.059(2), depending on whether you are expunging or sealing your criminal history record. Note that missing even one piece will result in the application being returned, unprocessed. The list of requirements includes the following:
- If you are sealing your criminal history record, Section A of the Application for Certificate of Eligibility must be signed and notarized.
- If you are expunging your criminal history record, you have sign and notarize Section A, but you must also have the office of the State Attorney or Statewide Prosecutor that has jurisdiction over your case complete Section B of your application.
- Original fingerprints using the form provided and taken by an authorized law enforcement personnel or criminal justice agency. The fingerprints form requires that you include your name, race, sex, date of birth, social security number, and signature.
- An original certified copy of the final disposition in your case. If you received probation, you must also include a certified copy of the termination of your probation.
- A nonrefundable money order or cashier's check for $75.00, made payable to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
If you qualify to have your record sealed or expunged, we give you a free copy of the Application, completely filled out with the informatoin you provide.