Background Check System

 

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The Background Check System WORKS BEST IN GOOGLE CHROME!

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Accessing the Background Check System (BCS):

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 BCS 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 BCS User Agreement.
  4. You should now have an active profile in BCS.
  5. Please refer to training materials or contact BCCU with questions.

Online Background Check Authorization form for 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. 

For all questions, comments, or concerns regarding BCS, please email bccuinquiry@dshs.wa.gov.