Background Screening > Screening Requirements

Prior to Employment, all applicants should complete the following requirements:

Additional Requirements

Evidence of screening (Clearinghouse Profile Page) must be retained in the personnel files for those screened. Contractor screening may be retained either by the employer or the licensee where the contractor provides contract services.

An employer of persons subject to screening by a specified agency must register with the clearinghouse and maintain the employment status of all employees within the clearinghouse. Initial employment status and any changes in status must be reported within 10 business days.

All persons required to be screened must be screened and eligible before they are hired to work in a position that provides direct contact with vulnerable persons. However, an employer may hire an employee to a position that requires background screening before the employee completes the screening process for training and orientation purposes. The employee may not have direct contact with vulnerable persons until the screening process is completed and the employee demonstrates that he or she exhibits no behaviors that warrant the denial or termination of employment.

If an employer becomes aware that an employee/contractor has been arrested for a disqualifying offense, the employer must remove the employee/contractor from contact with any vulnerable person that places the employee/contractor in a role that requires background screening until the arrest is resolved in a way that the employer determines that the employee/contractor is still eligible for employment/contracting under this Agency.