BACKGROUND SCREENING INFORMATION

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Background Screening Form: Owners, members of the governing body, directors, employees, providers of care, volunteers, anyone age 12 years old or older who lives in a home where care is provided, and anyone who has unsupervised contact with a child in care is required to have a background screening.

New child care licenses and certificates: Background screening forms must be submitted with applications for new licenses and certificates. Processing fees of $15.00 per form must be included and fingerprint cards and the $36.50 per card fingerprint processing fee must be included with forms for individuals 18 years old and older. Fingerprint cards are available at the Child Care Licensing offices or by calling Public Safety at 801-965-4445. Individuals must have approved background screenings before new licenses or certificates can be issued.

Current child care licenses and certificates: Background screening forms and the $15.00 processing fees must be submitted within 10 working days of individuals beginning to volunteer, starting to work, moving into a home where care is provided, or turning 12 years old and live in a home where care is provided. If the child care license or certificate was first issued before July 1, 2013, fingerprint cards and the $36.50 per card fingerprint processing fee must be included with forms for individuals age 18 and older who have not continuously resided in Utah for the past 5 years. If the child care license or certificate was first issued after June 30, 2013, fingerprint cards and the $36.50 per card fingerprint processing fee must be included for all individuals age 18 and older. Individuals under the age of 18 who submitted background screening forms without fingerprint cards must submit another background screening form and fingerprint cards and the $36.50 per card fingerprint processing fee when they turn 18 years old. Fingerprint cards are available at the Child Care Licensing offices or by calling Public Safety at 801-965-4445.

Background Screening Frequently Asked Questions