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Background Check Amended Application Process
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Please call (907) 334-4475.
Published 4/22/2020

Alaska Background Check Program (BCP)

The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) 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.  The BCP program processes fingerprint-based criminal history checks for individuals associated with licensed and/or certified entities under the authority of DHSS or are otherwise eligible to receive payments, in whole or in part, from the Department.

This background check program should not be used for general background check purposes. If you are attempting to obtain a background check for teacher certification, nurse licensure, a concealed weapon permit, an interested person report, or for any other purpose outside of working or volunteering in an entity licensed and/or certified by the Department of Health and Social Services, you should not use this site. Please contact the agencies who issue such permits, certifications, and licenses to determine the correct procedure for obtaining your background check.

Background Check System (NABCS) Access

Individual Applicants: If you wish to apply for a fingerprint based criminal history check in preparation for employment or association with a licensed and/or certified entity under the authority of DHSS, please visit

Providers: If you are a provider and need to enter or monitor background check applications for your employees, please visit

State Division employees: If you are a State of Alaska employee who has been granted access to NABCS please use https://nabcs.dhss.ak.local.

Remember: Incomplete applications will not be processed.  Applications remaining incomplete after 30 days will be closed without further notice. A complete application includes a completed application form, payment of applicable fees, and fingerprint card, if applicable.  If your application is closed due to being incomplete, you will need to submit a complete new application including applicable fees and fingerprint card.  Please remember any fees paid to the Background Check Program are non-refundable.

Please note: If you are having difficulties with NABCS, please contact the Background Check Program at (907) 334-4475 or

If you have programmatic questions, such as, who is required to have a background check, or who needs a new provider account, contact your oversight division point of contact. The Division Contact List is located both on this website (listed below) and on the NABCS Home screen. To access this list on NABCS, select the Help link located at the upper right hand corner of your home screen and select the Division Oversight Agency Contact link.

BCP No Refund Policy

All Background Check Program fees are non-refundable.

System Guides

The Background Check Program has developed the following guides and forms for the New Alaska Background Check System (NABCS):

Individual Applicants:
Division Oversights:
All Users:


Mailing Address:

You may mail fingerprint cards and/or payment to the Background check Program at the following mailing address:

Background Check Program
4601 Business Park Blvd., Bldg. K
Anchorage, AK  99503


Background Check Statutes:

The current statute governing the background checks system used by the Department of Health and Social Services is  AS 47.05.300–47.05.390.


Background Check Regulations:

The current background check regulations, including but not limited to identification of barrier crimes and conditions, variance request processes, and monitoring and notification requirements. 

 7 AAC 10.900-7 AAC 10.990

If you are having any difficulties with NABCS, please contact the BCP at (907) 334-4475 or 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. Contact information is available on theDivision Oversight Agency Contact List.