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Background Checks for Child Care Personnel

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) requires criminal history record checks, including fingerprints, for child care personnel and household members in licensed child care and residential programs, in accordance with NH RSA 170-E:7 and RSA 170-E:29a. This must be done prior to the date an individual is responsible for the care of, or has regular contact with children, upon adding new household members, or other individuals who will have regular contact with children, and upon staff or household members turning 18 years of age.

All background check forms and payment are to be submitted directly to CCLU in one package. Please watch the instructional video below to familiarize yourself with the background check requirements in order to ensure timely submission of all required documents.

If you have any questions about the background check process, please call us at (800) 852-3345 ext. 9025 or (603) 271-9025.

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View the video "Step by Step Background Check Instructions"
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Out-of-State Abuse and Neglect Checks
For all individuals requiring a background check who have lived in other states during any part of the last five years there must be an abuse and neglect registry check completed in each of those states.

Coming Soon: Out-of-State Criminal Record Checks
NH will soon be checking criminal records for specific states for anyone who has resided in those states for during any part of the last five years. Watch this space for more information.


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Live Scan Locations and Challenging Criminal Records

NH Criminal Records and Child Abuse & Neglect Central Registry Requests

For former NH residents seeking work in other states that are required to obtain a criminal record check.

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