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Child Care Employment Interstate Checks:

Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Registry Check for Child Care Employment

Agency Name:   Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Child Care Services

Centralized Registry:      Child Care employment interstate inquiries for the State of Oklahoma are sent to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services; Child Care Services Restricted Registry.

Address: PO BOX 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125     

Phone Number: (405) 522-1514 or 1-844-834-8314

Email:                  OCCSRestrictedRegistry@okdhs.org

Fax:                     (405) 522-2564

Website:    https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/child-care-services.html

Instructions: An Interstate Restricted Registry Review Request form must be completed and emailed, to receive a review of the Restricted Registry. The interstate Restricted Registry review is based on the federal Child Care Development Block Grant interstate background requirements 98.43(b)(3)(III). Complete and submit a separate form for each individual. Request may be made by a state agency.

Forms:    Interstate Restricted Registry Review Request, 07LC032E. https://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/okdhs/documents/form-library/07lc032e.pdf

Fees:   No fees

Description: As required by the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) 98.43(b)(3)(iii), a review of all available information on the Restricted Registry for the individual listed in the request is completed. Correspondence will be returned indicating if an individual is or is not listed on the Restricted Registry.

Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry (SOR) Check

Agency Name:   Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Address:   3400 North Martin Luther King Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Phone Number: (405) 425-7601

Email:                  osor@doc.state.ok.us

Fax:                     (405) 425-7070

Website:             https://sors.doc.state.ok.us/svor/f?p=119:1:

Instructions:  Read and agree to the Web Site stipulations to conduct a fee online search of the OK SOR.

Forms:   No forms required

Fees:   Free when conducted through this website.

Description:   This search will return results of individuals who are currently active registrants of the Oklahoma SOR.

 

Oklahoma Name-based Criminal History Background Check

*Oklahoma is a National Fingerprint File (NFF) state. An out-of-state name-based background check is not required for child care employment criminal history background checks.

Agency Name:   Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

Address:   6600 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK  73116

Phone Number: (405) 848-6724

Email:                  N/A

Fax:                     (405) 879-2503

Website:              https://osbi.ok.gov/services/criminal-history

Instructions:       For quick results, visit the Criminal History Request Portal (CHIRP) at

                            https://chirp.osbi.ok.gov/

                Or

                        Fill out the Criminal History Request Form:

  • Submit the request either by FAX (405-879-2503), mail, or in-person
  • Acceptable forms of payment are cash (in person only), cashier's check, money order, or credit card.  
  • FAX requests are credit card only.
  • If you submit the request by mail, please include a postage-paid envelope.

Forms: the Criminal History Record Information Request, can be found at: https://osbi.ok.gov/sites/g/files/gmc476/f/documents/OSBI_CRIMINAL_HISTORY_REQUEST_fillable_FORM_02-2019.pdf

Fees:  Name-based - $15.00, if using CHIRP there is an additional $1 online convenience transaction fee.

National Fingerprint File (NFF) State: Yes

National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact State:  Yes

Child Welfare Interstate Checks:

Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect Information System (CANIS) Search for --Out-of-State Child Welfare and Out-of-State Adoption Purposes

Agency Name:   Oklahoma Department of Human Services - CANIS

                            Child Abuse and Neglect Information System Search.

Registry Info:   Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry.  Please see note below for more information.

Address:             PO Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Phone Number: (405) 522-4051

Email:                  caniscps@okdhs.org

Fax:                     (405) 521-4373

Website: https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/cps/outofstaterequestsforoklahomacpshistory.html

Forms: Requesting Agency Letterhead

Fees:   No fees

Requirements:   Requests must be made on agency letterhead and should include the purpose of the request, names/identifying information of family members for which history is being requested, and a return email address or fax number. Specific case scenarios that require a more expedient response must be justified in the request. A signed release is not required. * Requests may take up to four weeks to process.

 ****Please note: Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry. Oklahoma State Statutes are very specific as to what Child Welfare Services information maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services can be released.  Such records may only be made available when a current child abuse and neglect investigation is being conducted on an individual(s) by a child protective services agency, a district attorney’s office, or a public law enforcement agency.  Otherwise a court order rendered in Oklahoma is required for release of child abuse and neglect information.  Requests for history for any other purpose, including foster care and placement will be sent a response letter stating the above information.  Furthermore per Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 671 once a State has verified that another State does not maintain a CAN registry, the requesting State is not required to keep making requests to that State to make a registry check.  States that do not maintain a CAN registry are not required by section 471(a)(20)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act to provide child abuse and neglect information to a requesting State on adult members of a prospective foster or adoptive parent’s home.

Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect Information System (CANIS) Search for Guardianship Purposes – Within Oklahoma


Agency Name:   Oklahoma Department of Human Services - CANIS

                            Child Abuse and Neglect Information System Search.

Registry Info:  Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry.  Please see note below for more information.

Address: PO Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Phone Number: (405) 522-4051

Email:   canisguardianship@okdhs.org       

Fax:    (405) 521-4373

Website:    Not currently available

Forms:  04MP077E Request for Child Abuse and Neglect Information System Search, https://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/okdhs/documents/form-library/04an028e.pdf

Fees:  No Fees                    

Requirements:  Email the request, signed form, and verification of impending guardianship to canisguardianship@okdhs.org. Please attach a copy of the guardianship petition that has been filed stamped by the court clerk and has the case number assigned.  *Please allow up to 4 weeks for a response.   

****Please note: Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry. Oklahoma State Statutes are very specific as to what Child Welfare Services information maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services can be released.  Such records may only be made available when a current child abuse and neglect investigation is being conducted on an individual(s) by a child protective services agency, a district attorney’s office, or a public law enforcement agency.  Otherwise a court order rendered in Oklahoma is required for release of child abuse and neglect information.  Requests for history for any other purpose, including foster care and placement will be sent a response letter stating the above information.  Furthermore per Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 671 once a State has verified that another State does not maintain a CAN registry, the requesting State is not required to keep making requests to that State to make a registry check.  States that do not maintain a CAN registry are not required by section 471(a)(20)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act to provide child abuse and neglect information to a requesting State on adult members of a prospective foster or adoptive parent’s home.

Oklahoma Child Abuse and Neglect Information System Search (CANIS) for Adoption Purposes –within Oklahoma

Agency Name:   Oklahoma Department of Human Services - CANIS

                            Child Abuse and Neglect Information System Search.

Registry Info:  Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry.  Please see note below for more information.

Address:  PO Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125

Phone Number: (405) 522-4051

Email:  canisadopt@okdhs.org  

Fax:  (405) 521-4373

Website:             https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/cps/requestforcanisadoption.html

Forms:  04AN028E Request for Child Abuse and Neglect Information System Search, https://oklahoma.gov/content/dam/ok/en/okdhs/documents/form-library/04an028e.pdf

Fees:     No Fees

Requirements:  Email the request, signed form, and verification of the impending adoption to canisadopt@okdhs.org. *Please allow up to 4 weeks for a response.    

****Please note: Oklahoma does not have a public child abuse registry. Oklahoma State Statutes are very specific as to what Child Welfare Services information maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services can be released.  Such records may only be made available when a current child abuse and neglect investigation is being conducted on an individual(s) by a child protective services agency, a district attorney’s office, or a public law enforcement agency.  Otherwise a court order rendered in Oklahoma is required for release of child abuse and neglect information.  Requests for history for any other purpose, including foster care and placement will be sent a response letter stating the above information.  Furthermore per Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 671 once a State has verified that another State does not maintain a CAN registry, the requesting State is not required to keep making requests to that State to make a registry check.  States that do not maintain a CAN registry are not required by section 471(a)(20)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act to provide child abuse and neglect information to a requesting State on adult members of a prospective foster or adoptive parent’s home.