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Background Screening Forms


All Background Screening forms must be submitted online annually for each Covered Individual.

Step 1: The Covered Individual 18 years old and older or the parent/guardian of a Covered Individual younger than 18 years old completes and submits the Background Screening Form by:
A. Going to the CCL website at (Log out of the Child Care Licensing Portal, if logged in.)
B. Completing and submitting the background screening form. The form is found by going to the "Background Screenings" tab and clicking "Background Screening Form".
C. When required, obtaining and submitting fingerprints. (See the requirements listed on the Background Screening form.)

Step 2: The Licensee/Certificate Holder/Exempt Provider authorizes each Covered Individual's completed Background Screening Form through his/her Care About Child Care (CAC) Child Care Licensing Portal by:
A. Going to the Care About Childcare (CAC) website at
B. Clicking "Providers" (bottom center of the CAC home page).
C. Clicking "Log In."
D. Logging in using his/her CAC username and password. If he/she does not have a login, one can be obtained by going to, entering his/her email address as the Username and clicking the blue "Reset your password link" for a password or by contacting his/her local CAC agency (Contact information is at or 1-855-531-2468 can be called).
E. Clicking the "Child Care Licensing Portal" link (bottom center of the CAC home page).
F. Clicking "Background Screenings" in the menu on the left side of the page.
G. In the "Pending Screenings for Covered Individuals" section, reviewing the names of each Covered Individual who submitted a background screening form.
H. Clicking "Authorize" when the individual is known and the background screening is to be submitted.

Step 3: Payment is made for the background screening fee for each Covered Individual and the fingerprint processing fee for each Covered Individual's fingerprints (when fingerprints are required). Note: Family, Friend & Neighbor providers are not required to pay the background screening fee but are required to pay fingerprint processing fees.
Payments can be made in any of the following ways:

  • A phone credit card payment may be made by calling 801-273-2903, 801-374-7688, 801-273-6617, or 801-273-2904. Please leave a message if no one answers.
  • A check or money order made payable to the "Utah Department of Health" may be mailed or hand delivered to a CCL office. -Contact Information-
  • A cash payment in the exact amount may be hand delivered to a CCL office. -Contact Information-
  • A secure online credit card payment may be made by going to the "Payments" tab. All payments received after 5:00 p.m. will be processed on the following CCL business day.
    When paying online, a $2.00 processing fee will be charged per transaction.

Step 4: Fingerprint cards can be mailed or hand delivered to a CCL office. -Contact Information-

If you have questions or concerns regarding these policies, the Background Screening Form, or the criminal background screening procedure, check the Frequently Asked Questions or call the Background Clearance Unit at 866-320-0513.

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