Program staff checks

Background checks

In the interest of professionalism, public trust and safety for families and individuals, opens in a new tabUtah 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.

opens in a new tabClick here to access DACS.