The Early Learning Division, Office of Child Care has implemented FBI fingerprint based background checks for all individuals employed or associated with licensed child care facilities. New federal legislation requires these checks at least every five years. Other requirements include child abuse and neglect, sex offender and criminal checks for any state where the person has lived during the last five years.
When an individual applies for or renews their enrollment in the Central Background Registry, they receive information on how to get their fingerprints electronically captured through Fieldprint Fingerprinting Services. The fingerprints are used to establish identity for the FBI check and are destroyed once the background check is concluded. The fingerprint capture fee to Fieldprint is $12.50.
Between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017 the fee paid to the Office of Child Care for the enhanced background check is $35.00. For more information about the background checks, please go to the Office of Child Care web page.