A level 2 background check is a fingerprint-based check on the state and federal level. The check uses a person's fingerprints to determine if there is a match in the national database.
A level 2 background check is often done when a person applies for a specific position within a company or organization. For example, a person applying for a prestigious healthcare position may be subjected to a level 2 background check to ensure they have no neglect, abuse or other disqualifying offenses. Level 2 background checks are done in Florida and a few other selected areas within the United States.