Background Check Program


Visit our Background Check Interim Process page for the latest information about the Background Check Program and post-cyberattack security requirements. 


New Icon5/20 - Do you have an employee who is working under a provisional background check clearance issued in 2020 or 2021 without fingerprints?

If yes, the employee’s fingerprints must be submitted no later than August 1, 2022. If fingerprints are not submitted by this date, the application will be closed, the employee will no longer be cleared to work, and a new application must be submitted.

Questions? Contact the Background Check Program at bcunit@alaska.gov.

Background Check Process Reminders:

February 24, 2022
  • Background check applications MUST be submitted via NABCS; paper applications are no longer accepted
  • Use of NABCS requires whitelisting
  • A static IP address is required for NABCS whitelisting
  • Applicant Initiated applications are no longer accepted; background check applications must be submitted by the individual’s prospective employer
  • Refer to NABCS Provider Access Request Form and BCP Whitelisting Frequently Asked Questions for more information

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

DHSS is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. Learn more about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may affect your facility.

Please check back frequently for new information and important updates.

Questions?
Please call 907-334-4475.


Background Check System (NABCS) Access


Provider Portal (Prospective Employer-Submitted BCP Applications)

If you are an employer who has been whitelisted and granted access to NABCS, please use the provider portal to submit applications.
 

Individual Applicants: This option is currently not available.

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 BCUnit@alaska.gov.

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:

  • This option is currently not available.

Providers:

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 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. Contact information is available on the Division Oversight Agency Contact List.