Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Please allow up to 45 days for processing fingerprints. Currently due to the high volume of fingerprints being processed it is taking approximately 14-18 business days for results to be posted.
We appreciate your patience during this very busy time and would like to assure you that we are working diligently to ensure all background checks are being processed timely.
The Child Care Background Check Program is for the comprehensive background check of the following individuals connected to a licensed child care home or center:
This system is being developed. If you need a fingerprint for a new applicant, licensee, licensee designee, or program director, click here.
The laws authorize a state and federal fingerprint-based criminal history record check for employees, independent contractors, and individuals being granted clinical privileges, who have direct access or provide direct services to patients or residents and are under your facility’s control. Volunteers are NOT covered by the background check requirement, except for certain positions in a hospice facility.
“Direct access" means access to a resident or resident's property, financial information, medical records, treatment information, or any other identifying information.
The time required to receive an applicant’s prints will vary from 48 hours to 30 days. Over 80% of background checks are completed within 48 hours of fingerprinting. In some cases, the fingerprint image quality must be enhanced or manually processed, and the background check laws allow the Michigan State Police 30 days to provide LARA with the criminal history record. Additionally, fingerprint images that are rejected by the FBI may take six weeks to process. Therefore, please wait 30 days after the fingerprinting has occurred before contacting us to inquire about the background check results. A longer length of time to receive results does not imply that there will be findings.