Background Checks for Florida

Do you need to get a background check from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)? If you do and you lived outside of Connecticut within the last 5 years, you also need to request a background check from the state you lived in. It’s a key step in completing your OEC background check. You can’t work unsupervised in a program until your background check status is either “work supervised” or “current.”

Request a background check from Florida

1. Download and fill out the form

Download the Florida Child Abuse History Record Request form

Then, print it out and fill it in manually (by hand).

You only need to fill out the top half of the form (the part marked “to be completed by the applicant”).

2. Sign and date the form

3. Send the completed form to OEC

Email a copy of the form to

If you prefer, you can also send it:

  • By fax: 860-326-0555
  • By mail:
    ATTN: Legal Division (Background Checks)
    Office of Early Childhood
    450 Columbus Blvd, Suite 303
    Hartford, CT  06103

What’s next?

Florida will send the results of your background check directly to OEC.

In the meantime, make sure to complete the other steps in the background check process.

Last updated April 24, 2023