Alaska Background Check Program (BCP)
The Alaska Background Check Program (BCP) provides centralized background check support for programs that provide for the health, safety, and welfare of persons who are served by the programs administered by the Department of Health and Social Services (DH&SS). Programs subject to the licensing and certification authority of DH&SS or are eligible to receive payments, in whole or in part, from the department are subject to the statutory requirements of:
ANNOUNCEMENT!! The Background Check Program (BCP) is pleased to announce the implementation of NABCS, the New Alaska Background Check System. This system will allow individuals, providers, and division oversight programs to have more information at their fingertips and includes enhancements such as email reminders when fingerprints are due, provisional statuses are expiring, and when final determinations are made.
Access to the old system has been turned off to receiving any new information. New applications for background checks should be entered into the new system. System information is found below.
The Background Check Program has developed the following guides and forms for the New Alaska Background Check System (NABCS):
Important Information: Please note incomplete applications will not be processed. Applications remaining incomplete after 30 days will be closed without further notice. In order to apply again, new applications will need to be submitted. A complete application includes the following:
- Electronic verification that you have a signed Release of Information in the individual’s personnel file.
- Fees, if applicable: $25 Application for and $51.50 Fingerprint processing fee.
- One set of fingerprints, if applicable.
System Training Opportunities:
Background Check Statutes and Regulations:
- Background Check Statutes:
AS 47.05.300–47.05.390. The current statute governing the background checks system used by the Department of Health and Social Services.
- Background Check Regulations:
7 AAC 10.900-7 AAC 10.990. The current regulation which provides a common, consistent definition of barrier conditions for all programs.
- Barrier Crime Matrix:
An easy to use barrier crime matrix developed using the barrier crimes identified in 7 AAC 10.900-7 AAC 10.990.
If you are having any difficulties with NABCS, please contact the BCP at 334-4475 or BCUnit@alaska.gov. If you have programmatic questions, such as who is required to have a background check, or need a new provider account, contact your oversight division. Division contact is available on the Division Contact List.