Get a Background Check
Step 1: Fill out 2 digital forms
You need to submit a completed DCF Authorization Form and an FBI Privacy Rights Act Statement. You can now fill out both forms safely and securely online.
Prefer to print out your forms and send them by mail? Follow these instructions.
Step 2: Schedule a LiveScan Digital Fingerprint Appointment
OEC is partnering with 211 Child Care to collect fingerprints digitally and securely transmit them directly to DESPP. This saves you time and money. No fee, no mess, less time, and — best of all — no printing onto cards, which greatly reduces the rate of fingerprint rejections.
On the day of your appointment, remember to bring your current government- or school-issued photo ID with you. No friends, food, or drink allowed.
Would you prefer to submit traditional fingerprints by mail? Follow these instructions.
3. Make sure you’ve submitted everything
Remember, to get a background check you need to submit:
- Completed DCF Authorization form
- Signed FBI Privacy Rights Act Statement form
- Processing fee payment (but only if you submit after April 1, 2021)
That’s all there is to it. If you don’t hear from us in a month or two, you can assume we didn’t find any problems in your background check.
If there are issues, we will send you a letter explaining why and what you can do. Learn more about getting your results.