The following instructions and forms are for licensed child care facilities operating in the State of Wyoming. For Out of State contact information, please see the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Background Check Instructions or the Criminal Background Checks for Child Care Licensing in Other States below.
If you are a Respite Care facility, DDD Waiver provider, provide direct care services at a Wyoming Department of Health operated direct care facility etc., please see the Wyoming Department of Health website.
To view an informational video on background checks, sex offender checks and central registry, please click here.
What is the process for completing a full national fingerprint criminal background check?
Each individual will need to complete the CCL-108, fingerprint cover letter and attach the completed form to the completed fingerprint cards. The cashier’s check or money order shall be made out to the Attorney General’s Office and submitted to the Department of Family Services, Mel Warren, 2300 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Mel Warren submits the cards and fee to the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for processing.
Upon completion of the processing, Mel will complete the CCL-108 indicating whether the person is eligible or ineligible to be present in a facility based on the exclusionary rules listed in the Wyoming Child Care Licensing Rules. The completed CCL-108 is required to be on file at the facility.
Background Check Information and Forms
CCL-108 Fingerprint Cover Letter Word PDF
Instructions for Review of Criminal History Word PDF
Fingerprint Card Labels
Common reasons for rejected cards
DCI – Waiver and Release form
How to challenge and how to obtain your FBI Identity History Summary
Agency Privacy Requirements for noncriminal justice applicants
Sample Child Care card with label
Potential Fingerprinting Services
CCL-609 Application for Child Care Abuse/Neglect and Adult Central Registry Screens
Out of State Central Registry
Central Registry Instructions
Where can I get the fingerprint card completed and is there a fee?
Please contact your local law enforcement agency for information regarding hours, fees, and processing instructions required.
What is the process for receiving my full national fingerprint criminal background check?
Any individual wishing to receive a copy of his or her full national criminal history may contact Mel Warren by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy. Only the individual the criminal history was processed for may receive his or her results. The individual will need to provide Mel with his or her phone number and the town he or she lives to ensure the results are submitted to the correct local office and the local office has the current phone number to contact the requesting individual. Mel will mail the criminal history report to the local DFS office for pick up by the individual. The individual will need to meet with the area District Manager or designee and show a photo ID to receive the criminal history information.
What is the process if I don’t agree with the findings of my criminal history background results?
Prospective employees, disqualified staff, or household members may request a review of the accuracy and completeness of the criminal history to the Department within 10 days of the receipt of the disqualification notice, except when the provider or director is submitting an initial application.
Criminal Background Checks for Child Care Licensing in Other States:
If you have lived in Wyoming in the last five (5) years and are needing a Wyoming State or Western Identification Network (WIN) background check conducted to work at a child care facility in another state; please reach out to your local Child Care Licensing/Lead Agency for instructions on how to obtain that background check from Wyoming. Each State Licensing Agency has specific instructions on the process and to save you time and money; we strongly recommend checking with your child care licensing agency. The Wyoming Department of Family Services is unable to process background checks for employment in another State.
In the event that your State does not have a process in place to obtain a background check from another state; please use the Interstate Child Care Background Check Contact List to obtain instructions for obtaining a background check for the state repository.
Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Background Check Instructions.
Are there criminal convictions or pending deferred prosecution of a felony or misdemeanor would exclude me from eligibility to work with children?
Staff, household members, substitutes, and volunteers may not be employed or present in the facility if the background check indicates they have been convicted or have a pending deferred prosecution of a felony or misdemeanor or a substantiation involving:
(I) Abuse, neglect, abandonment, exploitation or endangering children or vulnerable adults;
(II) A sexual offense against a person or child;
(III) Allowing the commission of a sexual offense against a child;
(IV) Violence, including rape, sexual assault, physical assault, kidnapping, battery or homicide;
(V) A crime against a child or vulnerable adult;
(VI) Physical assault;
(VII) Domestic violence;
(IX) Drug offense; or
(I) Violent misdemeanor committed as an adult against a child; or
(II) Violent misdemeanor including battery, physical assault, or domestic violence within the last five (5) years.
(Chapter 3, Section 1 and Chapter 4, Section 3 of the Wyoming Child Care Licensing Rules)