Background Check Central Unit (BCCU) conducts over 300,000 background checks annually, including approximately 100,000 fingerprint based checks for Department of Health and Services programs and authorized service providers who serve vulnerable adults, juveniles, and children. Our authorized service providers include but are not limited to:
Background checks conducted through BCCU are run through a centralized database, which enables BCCU to provide accurate and consistent background check information to all of our customers. Depending on the type of background check and the program requirements, BCCU’s central data system searches, stores, and send background check information from several sources that include:
DSHS created BCCU in August 2000 with the consolidation of five smaller background check units that were operating in DSHS. Today BCCU is located within the Financial Services Administration, Operations Support and Services Division.
If you have questions about program requirements, please call your program representative, licenser, contractor, or social worker.