Program Staff Screenings
In the interest of professionalism, public trust and safety for families and individuals, Utah code requires that all persons associated with a licensed facility (owner, director, governing body, employee, agent, provider, contractor or volunteer) who has or will have direct access to children and/or vulnerable adults must pass a criminal background screening. Until the Office of Licensing has approved the screening, an applicant shall have no direct access to a child or vulnerable adult.
We have transtioned to DACS (Direct Access Clearance System), a completely online background screening system. Training materials and other information related to DACS can be found here.
Process & Instructions for New Screenings
Request a Status Update
Screening applications typically take three weeks to process. However, if your application has been submitted for longer than three weeks, you can request a status update by emailing email@example.com.
Request a Conditional Approval
You may be eligible to request a conditional clearance per R501-14-7-2 if:
- You do not reside in a foster home; and
- You have been under review with the Office of Licensing for more than 10 business days
The following information is required in order to request a conditional approval:
- Your full name
- The last 4 digits of your social security number, and;
- The date the application was submitted to the Office
If you meet the above criteria, you may request a conditional approval here.