What if I live — or used to live — in a different state?
People who provide child care in Connecticut and lived in another state or territory during the past five years will have registries checked in Connecticut and all other states where they have lived.
I live in Connecticut but provide child care in a different state. How can I get a Connecticut background check result?
People who currently or previously lived in Connecticut within the past five years and now provide child care in another state will need to check the Connecticut DCF, sex offender, and criminal registries as part of their background check.
- For Connecticut child protective services registry requests, use form DCF-3031 (Authorization for Release of Information for DCF CPS Search)
- For Connecticut criminal registry requests, use form DSP-0846-C (State of Connecticut Criminal History Record Request Form)
- For information from the sex offender registry maintained by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, use this site to look the person up by name
NOTE: If you live in another country and plan to apply for a child care position when you move to CT, please WAIT until you have arrived in the U.S.A. to have your fingerprints collected.
ALSO: You must have a job offer from a CT Licensed Center, Licensed Family Group Home, or License-exempt Center that receives Care 4 Kids funds before sending fingerprints or forms to OEC.
If you plan to work as an assistant or substitute in a Licensed Family Child Care Home, the licensee must send an OEC Licensing New Staff Application and fee before OEC can begin your required background check.
Once those pieces are in place, you can:
- complete the online DCF and FBI forms
- schedule a 211 Child Care fingerprinting session – Be sure to schedule it far enough in the future to meet current COVID-19 rules for people arriving in CT from another country.