Program Staff Screenings
In the interest of professionalism, public trust and safety for families and individuals, Utah code requires that all persons associated with a licensed facility (owner, director, governing body, employee, agent, provider, contractor or volunteer) who has or will have direct access to children and/or vulnerable adults must pass a criminal background screening. Until the Office of Licensing has approved the screening, an applicant shall have no direct access to a child of vulnerable adult.
We have transtioned to DACS (Direct Access Clearance System), a completely online background screening system. Training materials and other information related to DACS can be found here.
Screening applications typically take three weeks to process. However, if your application has been submitted for longer than three weeks, you can request a status update by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be eligible to request a conditional clearance per R501-14-7-2 if:
- You do not reside in a foster home; and
- You have been under review with the Office of Licensing for more than 10 business days
The following information is required in order to request a conditional approval:
- Your full name
- The last 4 digits of your social security number, and;
- The date the application was submitted to the Office
If you meet the above criteria, you may request a conditional approval here.