Welcome to Utah's Child Care Licensing

Child Care Licensing Vision:
Access to safe, healthy child care for Utah families.

CCL Mission:
To support the child care community by protecting the health and safety of children in child care programs we oversee. This is accomplished by:

      • Establishing, monitoring, and assessing health and safety standards;

      • Training, guiding, and supporting providers in meeting the established standards; and

      • Providing the public with accurate information about child care standards, processes, and provider compliance history.

What's New? And More!

Watch our new video explaining how to navigate your provider portal.

Sometimes the provider portal can be  confusing and difficult to navigate. Click below to watch a quick tutorial to eliminate the challenges. (March 15, 2023)
Provider Portal Tour

Navigate the Newly Redesigned CCL Website

Although all of the information is the same, there may be some confusion about where to find everything on our newly designed CCL Website. (January, 2023)
 - Take a minute to watch a tour of the website by clicking here: Childcarelicensing.utah.gov 
 - Tome un minuto para ver una presentación de nuestro sitio web haciendo clic aquí:  Childcarelicensing.utah.gov

Assessing Compliance

As the result of a federal audit and to ensure the consistency of inspections, licensors are assessing compliance with all rules and requirements at all inspections. When providers and directors are not at the facility, the person in charge must be able to access documents that are required, by rule or requirement, to be available for review by Child Care Licensing staff. (November 10, 2022)

Background Checks

Please Note: The Office of Background Processing (OBP) is seeing significant delays in fingerprinting information being released due to complications the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is currently experiencing.  DPS is working on these issues but it is anticipated this will be the situation for several months. OBP will process background check applications as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience with this process. (March 22, 2023)

Effective immediately, providers will not be notified when the Office of Background Processing staff receives a background check form without the required fingerprints. This is to make the processes more efficient. The Office of Background Processing staff will wait 20 working days and, if they don't receive fingerprints within that time, they will cancel the background check form. Providers will then have to submit another background check form and fingerprints if they still want the covered individual's background check to be processed.

Also, the only fingerprint processing form that will be accepted is the form that is to be downloaded and printed after the background check form is authorized through the CCL portal.

Fingerprint Form

The fingerprint form is now generated through the provider's Child Care Licensing Portal. A "Download Fingerprint Form" button will appear after a background check form is authorized. When fingerprints are required for the covered individual, the person who authorized the background check form is to click that button, print the downloaded form, and give the form to the individual to hand to the technician capturing their fingerprints. (July, 2022)

Checking IDs

During inspections, licensors will ask to see a government-issued photo ID (or a copy of that ID) for each covered individual. This is to verify the identity of the covered individual and to ensure all covered individuals passed the background check.

Consolidation Role Changes

We are pleased to announce Child Care Licensing is now part of the newly consolidated Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Carmen Richins, who has been serving as the Office of Background Processing Director, is now the Director of the Division of Licensing & Background Checks, and Simon Bolivar is the Director of the Office of Licensing under that division.

2022 Compliance Grant

We received a lot of applications for the 2022 Compliance Grant and hope to have notifications out by the end of September. Final decisions have not yet been made and contacting CCL staff may delay that decision making process. We thank everyone for their patience.

This grant will not be retroactive. Providers may not make any purchases or begin any installations until the contract is fully executed. (The contract is fully executed when both parties have signed and dated the contract.)

Providers who are awarded a grant may receive an email from a State of Utah employee requesting they complete a registration in PaymentWorks. This is a legitimate email and failure to complete this registration will result in the grant being cancelled.