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Alaska Background Check Program (BCP)

The Alaska Background Check Program (BCP) provides centralized background check support for programs that provide for the health, safety, and welfare of persons who are served by the programs administered by the Department of Health and Social Services (DH&SS). Programs subject to the licensing and certification authority of DH&SS or are eligible to receive payments, in whole or in part, from the department are subject to the statutory requirements of:
 
PLEASE READ: The Alaska Background Check Program should not be used for general background check purposes.  This program site is used specifically for individuals who are, or who wish to provide, care or services to vulnerable individuals in licensed/and or certified entities or who are otherwise eligible to receive payments from the Department to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of persons receiving services.
 
If you are attempting to obtain a background check for teacher certification, nurse licensure, a concealed weapon permit, an interested person report, or for any other purpose outside of working or volunteering in an entity licensed and/or certified by the Department of Health and Social Services, you should NOT use this site.  You must contact the agencies who issue such permits, certifications, and licenses to determine the correct procedure for obtaining your background check.
NABCS: NABCS, the New Alaska Background Check System, was implemented November 12, 2014 and replaces the old system which is no longer available to providers.  Please see below for system information and other useful information.
 

BCP No Refund Policy

All Background Check Program fees are non-refundable.
 
REMEMBER:
If you are having any difficulties with NABCS, please contact the Background Check Program at 334-4475 or BCUnit@alaska.gov
If you have programmatic questions, such as, who is required to have a background check, or who needs a new provider account, contact your oversight division point of contact.
The Division Contact List is located on both the BCP website (listed below) and on the NABCS Home screen. To access this list on NABCS, select the HELP link located at the upper right hand corner of your home screen. Select the Division Oversight Agency Contacts link to locate your contact. 
 
If you are attempting to obtain a background check for teacher certification, nurse licensure, a concealed weapon permit, an interested person report, or for any other purpose outside of working or volunteering in an entity licensed and/or certified by the Department of Health and Social Services, you should NOT use this site.  You must contact the agencies who issue such permits, certifications, and licenses to determine the correct procedure for obtaining your background check.
 

User Access Links

Please use one of the links below to access NABCS. 

Access to the old system has been turned off to receiving any new information. New applications for background checks should be entered into the new system. System information is found below.

System Guides

The Background Check Program has developed the following guides and forms for the New Alaska Background Check System (NABCS):

Individual Applicants:

Providers:

Division Oversights:

All Users:

Important Information

Please note incomplete applications will not be processed. Applications remaining incomplete after 30 days will be closed without further notice. In order to apply again, new applications will need to be submitted. A complete application includes the following:

  • Application
  • Electronic verification that you have a signed Release of Information in the individual’s personnel file.
  • Fees, if applicable: $25 Application for and $51.50 Fingerprint processing fee.
  • One set of fingerprints, if applicable.

Background Check Statutes and Regulations:

  • Background Check Statutes:
    AS 47.05.300–47.05.390. The current statute governing the background checks system used by the Department of Health and Social Services.
  • Background Check Regulations:
    7 AAC 10.900-7 AAC 10.990
    . The current regulation which provides a common, consistent definition of barrier conditions for all programs.
  • Barrier Crime Matrix:
    An easy to use barrier crime matrix developed using the barrier crimes identified in 7 AAC 10.900-7 AAC 10.990.

If you are having any difficulties with NABCS, please contact the BCP at 334-4475 or BCUnit@alaska.gov. If you have programmatic questions, such as who is required to have a background check, or need a new provider account, contact your oversight division. Division contact is available on the Division Contact List.