OEC Background Check and Fingerprints for Licensed Home Providers

Anyone working for a Licensed Home Provider must complete a background check through the Office of Early Childhood must complete five steps:

Step 1 – DCF Form

Complete and sign an“Authorization for Release of Information from DCF” form.

Step 2 – FBI Form

Read and sign all three sections of the “FBI Privacy Notices”

Start the Process (DCF and FBI Forms)             Iniciar el proceso (formularios DCF y FBI)

Step 3 – CCHRS Enroll

You will need to pre-enroll in the CT Criminal History Request System (CCHRS).

You will need to use one of the SERVICE CODES listed below to pre-enroll.

  • After you pre-enroll, you will see your Applicant Tracking Number on the confirmation page, you will also receive an email.  Please note that your Applicant Tracking Number will expire after 30 days.  Please do not make an appointment for more than 30 days in the future.
  • You will need your Applicant Tracking Number in order to make a fingerprinting appointment with 211 Child Care in Step 4.


Service codes
CCHRS will ask for a service code during your registration. Choose the code that applies to you. If you are not sure which code to use, please check with your employer:

F322-6F2D     OEC Child Care Center Staff/Volunteer or Prospective Staff/Volunteer
9096-9C91      OEC Family Child Care Provider/Staff/Volunteer
32B8-19FD     OEC Family Child Care Adult Household Member
9160-27E6      OEC Group Child Care Home Staff/Volunteer or Prospective Staff/Volunteer
C760-56C9     OEC Unlicensed Care 4 Kids Child Care Provider (Nonrelative)**

** Please note: if you are applying for a position, or currently work, in a child care facility that is operated by a public school district, a city or town, or another organization that is exempt from child care licensing and receives Care 4 Kids funds, then this is the correct service code: C760-56C9. If you are not sure, please check with your employer to be sure you enter the correct service code.

Complete your CCHRS form

Step 4 – Schedule

Schedule your appointment using our scheduling page.  Please note that you will need the Applicant Tracking Number from completing your CCHRS form in step 3 to schedule an appointment.

If you are having trouble finding a fingerprinting appointment near you for an OEC background check, be aware that appointments are available at certain CT State Police Troops and can be scheduled here: https://www.ctoec.org/fingerprinting-at-state-police-troops/

Schedule an Appointment            Programar una Cita

Step 5 – Get Fingerprints

Have your fingerprints collected by 211 Child Care at the appointment you scheduled.

Please note that OEC is paying this fee for fingerprints submitted digitally or postmarked by April 1, 2022, or until the allocated funds are exhausted, whichever happens first.

Call 1-800-505-1000 or email fingerprinting@ctunitedway.org with any questions.

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