HOW TO RENEW YOUR DWS CHILD CARE APPROVAL

Your DWS Child Care Approval is active for one year. Below are the steps to renew your DWS Child Care Approval.

1. HAVE AN ON-SITE INSPECTION OF THE HOME WHERE CARE IS PROVIDED.
Before your approval expires, a Licensing Specialist will contact you with the date and time of this inspection. You must be there and be in compliance with all health and safety regulations at this inspection and/or at a follow-up inspection. Click here for the health and safety regulations.

2. SUBMIT A COMPLETED DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES(DWS) RENEWAL BACKGROUND SCREENING AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE form. Click here for the form.
This must be submitted no later than 30 days before the expiration date of your approval.