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Office of Background Investigations (OBI)


Child care

Oklahoma and federal law requires a comprehensive national fingerprint-   based criminal history background check for the following individuals prior to their involvement in a licensed child care program:

  • Owners of a licensed child care program;
  • Responsible Entity of a child care program;
  • Employment in a child care program;
  • Any individual 18 years or older living in a licensed child care program;
  • Individuals with unsupervised access to children; and
  • Volunteers.


1. Complete the fingerprinting process. An appointment must be made at a Live Scan vendor site, to submit fingerprints for a specific child care reason. If you are unsure of the reason you need to be fingerprinted, please verify with the hiring program or OBI. 
*Please note: if you choose the wrong fingerprinting reason, you will have to repeat the process, resulting in an additional payment.      
Please review the five child care fingerprinting reasons  below. Once you have verified the appropriate reason, click on the hyperlink to create a fingerprint appointment: 

Child Care (2B7KXJ)

Individuals applying for employment, living in, or associated with a child care program.

Child Care/Access & Review  (2B7KZG)   

Owners, Responsible Entities, Authorized Recipients, and program personnel who will receive, review, disseminate, store, and/or have access to national criminal history information results and are employed in, living in, or associated with a child care program.

Child Care/ School District Employment/ Access and Review (2B7N18)

School personnel who will receive, review, disseminate, store, and/or have access to national criminal history information results and also will be working in or associated with a child care program.

Child Care/ School District Employment (2B7N2S)

Owners, Responsible Entities, Authorized Recipients, and program personnel who will receive, review, disseminate, store, and/or have access to national criminal history information results and are employed in, living in, or associated with a child care program.

Volunteer (2B7KY1)

Any individual that provides services without compensation.

2. Complete a request for a background check. 
Visit https://bidspublic.okdhs.org/ to submit a request for a child care background check.  
To submit a background check on a DHS network computer, please use: https://bids.prod.okdhs.int/requestinternal.aspx 
 Helpful tips:

  • The first field “TCN# or EU ID#” is to enter the fingerprinting receipt number. This field is not required if the individual has not been recently fingerprinted.
  • All child care background checks are fingerprint-based. 
  • All fields with an asterisk (*) are required. The system will not allow the background check to be submitted with missing or incorrectly entered information in these fields.
  • It is critical that every names the individual has used, or has been known as, is listed as an alias. Failure to include all names may result in an incomplete background check. In this case, a new background check request will be required. 
  • Once the background check request has been electronically submitted, a physical copy must be printed. The individual must then sign the printed request –agreeing to the consents for the background check. 
  • The program must maintain the printed and signed background check request for 5 years. This information is subject to be audited. 
  • See NCPA/VCA & Qualified Entity for more information on the requirements for receiving results for child care background checks. 
  • See Child Care Notifications for more information on the types of response that may be expected from OBI.

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