Background Check Fingerprint Process

A fingerprint-based background check is required for individuals who apply for the first time to have a DCYF background check clearance. Fingerprints are sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a nationwide criminal history background check. Applicants who are fingerprinted will also have the basic WSP criminal history background check performed.

Fingerprint Resources

DCYF contracts with IdentoGO byMorphoTrust to conduct the fingerprint process. When fingerprints are required, the applicant will receive an email with a fingerprint appointment form attached. Follow the instructions on the form to schedule an appointment. 

Payment Information 

In addition to the background application fee there is a separate fee for individuals needing a fingerprint-based background check. The fee for fingerprinting is: 

  • $44.75 for applicants working in a licensed child care facility or ECEAP program  
  • $42.75 for applicants volunteering in a licensed child care facility or ECEAP program