Hillsborough County Florida Child Care Licensing

Child Care Background Screenings

Complete background screening are required for all employees of child care facilities prior to employment. It is the responsibility of the child care facility to make sure all employees are cleared to work in child care once the background screening is received.

FDLE Fingerprinting Requirement:

You and everyone 18 years of age or older in your household must have a background screening. This consists of a local law enforcement check, a state criminal record check and a national check through the FBI.

See requirements below:

Child Care Center

Owner and/or operator and all staff members must have a complete background screening, including a child abuse history report prior to licensing.

Family Child Care Homes

All family child care providers and household members must have a complete background screening, including a child abuse history report prior to licensing.

Volunteers

Any volunteer working more than 10 hours per month in any family child care home or child care center must have a complete background screening before that work can begin.

Background Screening Instruction Guides

It is required that you initiate each new screening on the Clearinghouse Results Website located at
Clearinghouse Results Website AHCA Portal Login
Clearinghouse: VR User Registration Guide (PDF)
VR Clearinghouse Results Website Instruction Guide (PDF)
Clearinghouse Portal Password Reset Guide (PDF)

NOTE: To reach the Background Screening Clearinghouse, visit https://apps.ahca.myflorida.com/SingleSignOnPortal

Background Screening Clearinghouse Training Videos

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