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Background Check Requests
from Other States


Utah is a Compact State.
"Compact States" are states that have ratified the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act of 1998 in order to facilitate electronic information sharing for noncriminal justice purposes (such as employment) among the Federal Government and states. More information can be found at The National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act of 1998. The Compact allows signatory states to disseminate its criminal history record information to other states for noncriminal justice purposes in accordance with the laws of the receiving state. For the most up-to-date Compact States and Territories map visit Compact States & Territories.

Utah is in the process of becoming an NFF state.
The National Fingerprint File (NFF) is a database of fingerprints, or other unique personal identification information relating to an arrested or charged individual, which is maintained by the FBI to provide positive fingerprint identification of record subjects. Only a state or territory that has ratified the Compact (a Compact State) may join the NFF program. When this process is completed, an FBI fingerprint check will satisfy the requirement to perform an interstate check of another state's criminal history record repository if the responding state (where the child care staff member has resided within the past 5 years) participates in the NFF program. For the most up-to-date NFF Participation map, visit the Interstate Identification Index (III) National Fingerpring File (NFF).

The Federal Office of Child Care requirements for the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) include having procedures for authorized individuals and agencies from other states to request background check information for individuals who have resided in Utah for the past five years. Following are those procedures:
Criminal Records
There are two ways to request an individual's criminal records through the Utah Department of Public Safety.

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