What is an ORI number and how do I find out what mine is?
The ORI number is the Originating Case Identifier, or the number assigned to the person or organization who is requesting a Level 2 Background Check. It lets the FBI and FDLE know which statutes govern the background check, which offenses to look for, and where to send the results once the check is completed. A Level 2 Background Check MUST have an ORI number. This number should be provided to you by whoever requires a Level 2 Background Check on you. Other agencies may also change your ORI number, so if it does change, it is important that you receive this number directly from the agency changing it to ensure the results go where they need to.
Here are a few tips to help in the search:
- If you are applying for a license, it will be part of the information provided in the application process.
- If you are offered employment the administrator of the company will provide it to you. If you are an employer and do not have/know this information contact your regulating agency and ask them for the specific ORI number for the job or license type.
- If the court needs the report, ask the Clerk of Court directly for this information (name change, guardianship, etc.)