One of following must apply to you before you
may obtain an Arkansas Criminal History and/or National/FBI records:
AAS - State Employee Designated Position (direct care of persons not fiscal or IT) DHS/Div Age/Adult Services for background checks for state employees in designated positions who care for elderly, children,mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. The access is in accordance with Arkansas code 21-15-102
ARS - State Employee Designated Position (direct care of persons not fiscal or IT positions) ARS Arkansas Rehabilitation Services for background checks for State Employees in designated positions who care for the elderly, children, mentally ill and the developmentally disabled. The access is in accordance with Arkansas Code 21-15-102
AWA - Private Schooling Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006, private elementary and secondary schools are allowed state and FBI background checks. If an FBI criminal history search is requested, the applicant's fingerprints will be submitted to check the FBI criminal history records. The subject of the criminal history search may challenge the completeness or accuracy of the record as set forth in Title 28, CFR, 16.34.
BLD - DHS Division of Blind Services BLD DHS for background checks under ACA 21-15-102 on state employees in designated positions who care for elderly, children, mentally ill, and developmentally disabled. The report is returned to the state agency only. If you are licensed by any entity that requires background checks please access the records under that specific section of the law.
BON - Nursing, Arkansas Board of Pursuant to ACA §17-87-312 for applicants for license with the Arkansas Board of Nursing.
CHW - Child Welfare CHW In accordance with Arkansas Code § 9-28-409 regarding child welfare agencies
CHWV - Child Welfare - Volunteers CHWV In accordance with Arkansas Code §9-28-409 (b) (1) for a volunteer having direct and unsupervised contact with children.
DBH - State Employee Designated Position (direct care of persons not fiscal or IT positions) DBH Division of Behavioral Health Services under ACA 21-15-102 for background checks for employees who care for elderly,children,mentally Ill, and the developmentally disabled.
DDS - DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities, Community Programs providers DDS Access is granted under ACA 20-38-101 et seq to service providers who are licensed by the DHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Community Programs for employees of service providers that provide care to developmentally disabled persons. The results are returned to the service provider and to DDS Community Programs Section.
DDV DHS - Office of Volunteerism IT & Fiscal positions - FBI authorized Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) Background checks are limited to current employees and applicants for designated financial or information technology position as defined to mean a position designated by a director of a division or office within the Department of Human Services in which the person placed in the position: (A) Has the authority or capability via computer access or otherwise to receive payments or to issue, initiate, or approve a contract, grant, warrant, payment, or procurement in any form; (B) Approves security access to information systems; (C) Authenticates and configures user security access to information systems; (D) Acts in the capacity of information technology network, application, or system administrator; (E) Manages or directs information technology network, application, or system administrators; or (F) Develops, designs, programs, or maintains information technology networks, applications, or systems; See Arkansas Code 21-15-101 and 111.
Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) non-DHS (state background check only) Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) Background checks under ACA 21-15-111 are limited to current employees and applicants for designated financial or information technology position as defined to mean a position designated by a director of a division or office within the Department of Human Services in which the person placed in the position: (A) Has the authority or capability via computer access or otherwise to receive payments or to issue, initiate, or approve a contract, grant, warrant, payment, or procurement in any form; (B) Approves security access to information systems; (C) Authenticates and configures user security access to information systems; (D) Acts in the capacity of information technology network, application, or system administrator; (E) Manages or directs information technology network, application, or system administrators; or (F) Develops, designs, programs, or maintains information technology networks, applications, or systems; See definitions in Arkansas Code 21-15-102.
DHS - IT & Fiscal - Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) DHS use only-FBI authorized Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) Background checks under ACA 21-15-111 and 112 are limited to current employees and applicants for designated financial or information technology position as defined to mean a position designated by a director of a division or office within the Department of Human Services in which the person placed in the position: (A) Has the authority or capability via computer access or otherwise to receive payments or to issue, initiate, or approve a contract, grant, warrant, payment, or procurement in any form; (B) Approves security access to information systems; (C) Authenticates and configures user security access to information systems; (D) Acts in the capacity of information technology network, application, or system administrator; (E) Manages or directs information technology network, application, or system administrators; or (F) Develops, designs, programs, or maintains information technology networks, applications, or systems; Also see Arkansas Code 21-15-101
DOH - Long Term Care Employee -Dept of Health, HFS In accordance with Arkansas Code Ann. § 20-38-101 et seq regarding employees or applicants of a long term care facility/qualifying entity as defined by Ark Code Ann. §20-38-101.
EDUC Employment (Classified) EDN Access under ACA 6-17-414 is limited to background checks for classified (non-teacher) school employees with a local school district or an education service cooperative. The results of the background checks are sent directly to the Department of Education and not viewed by the requestor.
EDUC Employment (Fiscal Officer) EDF Access under Ark Code § 6-17-421 is for background checks on fiscal officers of educational entities. Reports are furnished directly to the Department of Education and are not returned to the requester.
EDUC Employment (Substitute Teacher) EDN Access under this section is for applicants for substitute teacher employment with a school district. Reports are furnished in accordance with Arkansas Code § 6-17-414 directly to the Department of Education and are not returned to the requestor.
EDUC Licensed (Teacher) Transfer of employment Access under this section is for applicants for transfer of their employment among educational entities. Reports are furnished in accordance with Arkansas Code § 6-17-410 directly to the Department of Education and are not returned to the requestor.
EDUC Teacher (Licensure, Renewal, Lifetime) Access under this section is limited to applicants for teacher license, renewal and lifetime teaching license with the Department of Education. Reports are furnished in accordance with Arkansas Code § 6-17-410 directly to the Department of Education and are not returned to the requestor.
EDUC Teacher (Pre-Service) EDC Access under this section is for applicants enrolled in an educator preparation program in a supervised clinical practice at a school district. Reports are furnished in accordance with Arkansas Code § 6-17-410 directly to the Department of Education and are not returned to the requestor.
ElderChoice Qualified Entity/Provider In accordance with Arkansas Code 20-33-213 and 20-38-101 et seq regarding employees or applicants of a qualified entity or ElderChoice provider as defined by Ark. Code Ann. 20-33-213.
Employer / Business I am an employer legally doing business in the State of Arkansas
Government Employee I am a state or federal government agency performing background checks on applicants or employees with this agency. I am not required by law to perform the background check.
HED - Higher Education, Arkansas Department of HED Under ACA 6-51-609 for applicants for an admissions representative's license and under ACA 6-51-605 for private career school partners or shareholders with 10% or more ownership applying for an original or renewal of school licensing from the Department of Higher Education.
LTC - Other employees not required by DHS OLTC Other LTC employees/applicants not required to have a background check by OLTC.
LTC DHS - Long Term Care Employee In accordance with Arkansas Code § 20-38-101 et seq regarding employees or applicants of a long term care facility/qualifying entity as defined by Ark. Code Ann. §20-38-101
PRA - Adoptions through non-DHS sources PRA Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §9-9-212, regarding criminal records checks on prospective adoptive parents and household members.
Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, (LICENSING USE ONLY) Access under this section is limited to companies that are licensed and regulated by the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies in accordance with Ark. Code Ann. §17-40-307. This section is available for background checks on applicants for all licenses and registrations OTHER THAN COMMISSIONED SECURITY OFFICER (CSO). This site is limited to those purposes only and is not available for background checks on behalf of third parties.
Professional Licenses I am a professional licensing board in Arkansas or any other state and I am conducting background checks on applicants for licensure with this board.
Public Housing Agency Under the authority of Public Law 104-120 Section 9 (q), the public housing agency is allowed access to criminal records of adult applicants for, or tenants of, public housing for the purposes of applicant screening, lease enforcement and eviction. FOR USE BY PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES ONLY.
SDC - Self Directed Caregivers - DHS Pursuant to ACA §20-77-125 and 20-77-128 regarding in-home caregivers or applicants to become in-home caregivers processed through DHS.
SIU - DHS State Employee Designated Position or Financial DHS for background checks on state employees in designated positions who care for elderly, children, mentally ill, and developmentally disabled. The report is returned to the state agency only. If you are licensed by any entity that requires background checks please access the records under that specific section of the law. The access is in accordance with Arkansas Code 21-15-102 and 21-15-111
SMD - State Employee Designated Position (direct care of persons not fiscal or IT positions) State Military Dept State Military Department for background checks on state employees in designated positions who care for elderly, children or developmentally disabled. This access is accordance with Arkansas Code 21-15-102
State Employee Designated Position (direct contact - not fiscal or IT position) DHR Department of Health for background checks on state employees in designated positions who have contact with the elderly, children, mentally ill and or developmentally disabled. This access is accordance with Arkansas Code 21-15-102.
TSB - Treasurer of State, Arkansas Under Ar Code 19-3-705 for background checks for an employee of the Treasurer of State listed in ACA 19-3-704(b) or 19-3-704(c) or who handles State Treasury funds or participates in decisions or making recommendations concerning the deposit or investment of State Treasury funds.
Written consent of the subject of the record Arkansas Code Annotated 12-12-1501 through 1513 allows the release of Arkansas non-criminal justice background information to persons who have the signed consent of the subject of the record. The release form on file with the employer, service provider or third party must indicate that the employer or Service Provider/Third Party Agent on behalf of the employer or subject shall have the authority to request the criminal background check. INA and the Arkansas State Police will hold the third party responsible for any inquiries or audits that may be conducted.