Background Checks Information

The department conducts background checks on all covered individuals in licensed and legally exempt child care facilities. Covered individuals include all owners, directors, members of the governing body, employees, caregivers, volunteers, individuals 12 years old and older residing in the facility where child care is provided, and anyone who has unsupervised access to children in care.

*Through the Rap Back service, the FBI provides daily updates to the department with federal and state reports of any new charges, arrests, warrants, or convictions that match the covered individual’s fingerprints to help the department determine if the covered individual is still eligible to have unsupervised access to the children.

Background Check Components:
The department background check for Child Care Licensing has 10 components including 4 in-state checks, 3 national checks, and 3 inter-state checks.