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The National Background Check Program is a one-stop shop for all required child care background checks. All child care staff must have background checks completed in accordance with 922 KAR 2:280.

DCC no longer accepts paper-based Child Abuse/Neglect Registry check requests for child care staff members. Exceptions include checks for those younger than 18; volunteers or other adult who do not meet the definition of child care staff; and requests from out-of-state providers. If you meet one of these exceptions, please complete the form DCC-374/Spanish DCC-374 and return it along a copy of your driver's license, birth certificate or Social Security card and a $10.00 money order or check made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer to:

Professional Development and Fitness Determination Section

275 East Main Street, 3 C-F

Frankfort, KY 40621

After July 31, 2020 DCBS will no longer accept paper forms. There will be a new online system for Child/Abuse Neglect Checks.

The NBCP uses the KARES platform on the Kentucky Online Gateway (KOG.)  If you do not have a KOG account or if you need access to KARES, please email the Division of Child Care Help Desk.

For information about offenses that would prevent a person from being employed by a child care provider, please see Section 6 of 922 KAR 2:280.


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