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CHILD CARE LICENSING

How to Submit
Background Check Forms,
Fingerprints, & Fees


Covered individuals are those required to have Child Care Licensing (CCL) background checks.
To get a CCL background check, the covered individual is to complete the following steps:

First:
Complete a Background Check Form and submit it to the provider.
(For covered individuals younger than 18 years old, this is to be done by a parent or guardian.)
Second:
When instructed by the provider to do so, pay the applicable fees:
  • The $20.00 Background Check Fee, EXCEPT when associated with a Family, Friend, & Neighbor Approval
    Until June 30, 2021, this fee is being paid by DWS through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the "CARES Act" (Public Law 116-136).
  • The $33.25 Fingerprint Fee, when required to submit fingerprints
    (There may be an additional fee at the fingerprinting location.)
Third:
When instructed by the provider to do so, have Live Scan (electronic) fingerprints done and submitted to CCL:


Providers are responsible for ensuring the background check process is completed for each covered individual.
To do this, the provider is to complete the following steps:
First:
Ensure the Background Check Form is authorized through the Child Care Licensing Portal. Forms are not submitted to CCL until they are authorized. To do this, the provider or authorized individual is to:
Second:
Ensure fees were paid by the covered individual, or pay the applicable fees:
  • The $20.00 Background Check Fee is required for each covered individual EXCEPT those associated with Family, Friend, & Neighbor Approvals.
    Until June 30, 2021, this fee is being paid by DWS through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the "CARES Act" (Public Law 116-136).
  • The $33.25 Fingerprint Fee is required for each covered individual required to submit fingerprints.
Third:
When they are required, ensure fingerprints were submitted to CCL.


If you have questions or concerns regarding these steps, the Background Check Form, or the background check procedure, call the Office of Background Processing & Security at 866-320-0513 or email them at clearance-childcare@utah.gov.


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