Background Check System

 

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BCS Went Live on June 26, 2018

YOU MUST OPEN BCS LINK IN GOOGLE CHROME!

 

DSHS Authorized Licensed Facilities, Contractors, Vendors and Providers

  1. Please copy the link below and paste into Google Chrome address bar https://secureaccess.wa.gov/dshs/bcs
  2. You will be directed to the BCS Welcome page. Click “Okay.”
  3. You will then be directed to the User Agreement.
  4. You should now have an active profile in BCS.
  5. Please refer to training materials or contact BCCU with questions.

Active Directory (email@agency.wa.gov) Employees

  1. Please copy the link below and paste into Google Chrome address bar https://bcs.dshs.wa.gov
  2. You will be directed to the BCS Welcome page. Click “Okay.”
  3. You will then be directed to the User Agreement.
  4. You should now have an active profile in BCS.
  5. Please refer to training materials or contact BCCU with questions.

Applicants

  1. Please click on the following link to open the online Background Check Authorization form  https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/bcs/ (If you are having issues with the form, please try completing the form in Google Chrome.)
  2. Help tools incorporated into form.  Click on ? icons.  BCS Online Authorization Form Guide
  3. After signing and saving Background Check Authorization form, system with generate confirmation code.  Please email, save, or write down the confirmation code.  You will NOT be able to retrieve confirmation code after closing/exiting the webpage.
  4. Provide confirmation code and date of birth to the entity requesting your background check.  You can provide confirmation code and your date of birth to multiple entities.  Confirmation code valid for 90 days. 
 
Upcoming Training Webinars:
Based on feedback, questions, and customer concerns, we have decided to offer up additional targeted BCS training sessions.
 
The following training webinars will go over BCS processes associated with the user group called out in the Intended Audience column.  Anyone is welcome to attend.
 
Each session will run 60 minutes.
 
 
How to participate:
Email BCS Implementation Lead (elderem@dshs.wa.gov) with the date and time of the session you plan to attend.  You will receive a meeting notice with WebEx information for attending the session.
 
Please request access to the Webinar at least 3 hours in advance to ensure you have the correct WebEx information.   EX: Request to attend the 7/18 3:00pm Session must be received by noon on the 18th. 
 

About the Project


The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services - DSHS, Background Check Central Unit - BCCU, processes over 330,000 background checks annually for DSHS programs, social service providers, licensees, the Department of Early Learning, the Department of Health, and the Health Care Authority’s Medicaid Purchasing Administration.  On average, BCCU Staff conduct each check in 2 days or less (more if fingerprints are involved or research and analysis is required) using a system that requires data entry, manual input of analysis, and the printing and mailing or faxing of results back to the requesting entity.  So, we’re getting a new system!  One that will automate much of the process and streamline all background check procedures!

For more information please visit our BCS Project History page.

Communication Information


For all questions, comments, concerns, and any other general project related inquiries, please email bccuinquiry@dshs.wa.gov.