Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities




Licensing Background Check Requirements

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Caregiver Background Unit (CBU)

The CBU processes all background checks for Licensed programs in Wisconsin. 

Mailing address:
DCF Caregiver Background Unit
PO Box 8916
201 E Washington Ave, Room E200
Madison, WI  53708-8916

Phone number: 608-422-7400
Fax number: 608-422-7155
Email address: DCFPlicBECRCBU@wisconsin.gov


Changes to the Background Check Process - Fall 2018

Who Needs a Background Check?

Use our handy Background Check Web Tool to decide if you or your employees need a background check.

Background Checks - Employees

Background Checks - Household Members

Background Checks - Licensees/Applicants

Information and Training Materials

Rules and Regulations