WI CHILD CARE PROVIDERS: REMINDER REGARDING FINGERPRINT-BASED BACKGROUND CHECKS

finger printIn 2013, Wisconsin Act 20 was signed into law. This Act requires all regulated child care providers who accept Wisconsin Shares reimbursement to complete a one-time fingerprint-based criminal background check. This requirement applies to all licensees, certified providers, adults that reside at the child care address, and all employees who care for children. The Department requires full compliance no later than January 1, 2016. If an individual had a fingerprint check conducted due to residing out of state, they will not be required to submit fingerprints again to meet this new requirement.

The fingerprint requirement may be completed through Fieldprint®. Individuals may schedule an appointment online using the Fieldprint® website. http://fieldprintwisconsin.com/. If you have questions regarding the requirement, contact the Background Unit at 608-266-8001. Certified providers must contact their certification agency if they have questions about fingerprint requirements. If your child care program has already met this requirement you may disregard this reminder.

(*Please note that SFTA is sharing this as a reminder to providers. We are not involved in the fingerprinting process or coordination. If you are having an issue with the Fieldprint online fingerprinting appointment set-up call (877) 614-4364 or email CustomerService@fieldprint.com). 

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