Background Check Checklist: Requesting a Background Check

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Use the Background Check Checklist to request a background check for yourself or staff at your child care facility.

1. Log in to the Child Care Provider Portal (CCPP)

2. Submit the Prospective Caregiver, Noncaregiver Employee, or Household Member for a Background Check

  • Enter the “Individuals” tab within the CCPP.
  • Add the prospective caregiver, noncaregiver employee, or household member residing in a program.
  • Select the “Details” button in the “Individuals” tab and complete a Background Check Request form (BCR)
    • You will receive a Fieldprint Instruction Letter in your “Communications” tab by the following business day.
  • Follow the Fieldprint instruction letter, once received, to schedule a fingerprint appointment.
    • Instructions for scheduling can also be found on the Scheduling a Fieldprint Fingerprint PDF.
    • Remember to use the unique code assigned to each individual only once.
    • A processing fee of $39 will be collected at time of scheduling.
    • Two forms of ID must be presented at time of appointment.
  • The individual must attend the scheduled appointment. Any missed appointment will require another $7.75 fee to reschedule. Please call Fieldprint at 1-877-614-4364, before a scheduled appointment, to reschedule without a fee.
  • *If there are no live Fieldprint locations within 35 miles, Fieldprint will mail a fingerprint card kit which can be processed at a local law enforcement agency. Rolled prints may incur additional fees.

3. Wait for Approval

  • Notice of preliminary eligibility is posted within 5-7 days to the CCPP under the “Communications” tab. This letter is also be mailed within 5-7 days of the Department of Children and Families receiving the results of the fingerprint check.
    • Eligibility letters are delivered to the registered facility address for the provider.
    • Preliminary eligibility allows an individual to work with children while under periodic direct observation of another person who has obtained final eligibility through a DCF fingerprint-based background check.
  • Final eligibility is determined in approximately 45 business days. The notices are posted in the CCPP under the “Communications” tab. Notices are also be mailed to the facility address, and the background check subject’s home address.

4. Change Status in the CCPP

  • Remove an individual who has been found ineligible, unless you are informed of an appeal.
  • If the individual is eligible and active at your program, change their status from prospective to current in their individual profile.
  • Remember to budget $39 for every five (5) years for the individual’s fingerprint-based background check.