The ORI number is the Originating Case Identifier, or the number assigned to the person or organization who is requesting the Level 2 Background Check. It works like a back-end email address to let the FBI and FDLE know which statutes govern the background check (and which offenses to look for) and where to send the results once the check is completed. This is the most important part of a Level 2 Background Check as it can't be completed without one. This number should be provided to you by whoever has indicated that you require a Level 2 Background Check. ORIs for agencies do change so it is important that you receive this number directly from the agency to ensure that the results reach their final destination. 

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, please contact us directly and we can assist in its location.
  • If the court needs the report, ask the Clerk of Court directly for this information (name change, guardianship, etc.)
We do maintain a list of recently used ORI numbers in all of our offices, but can't guarantee their accuracy as changes can be made without notifying us directly.