One of following must apply to you before you
may obtain an Arkansas Criminal History and/or National/FBI records:
AAS - Div of Aging & Adult Serivecs-State Employee Designated Position-(direct care of persons not fiscal or IT) DHS/Div Age/Adult Services for background checks for state employees in the Division of Aging & Adult Services 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 - Arkansas Rehabilitation Services -State Employee Designated Position (direct care of persons not fiscal or IT positions) Arkansas Rehabilitation Services for background checks for their state employees in designated positions who directly 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 AWA Under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-248), for a position in a private elementary or secondary school,on individuals employed by, under consideration for employment by, or otherwise in a position in which the individual would work with or around children in the school.
BLD - DHS Division of Blind Services BLD DHS Under Arkansas Code §21-15-102 for DHS Division of Blind Services employees in designated positions who give direct care to elderly, children, mentally ill, or developmentally disabled persons.
BON - Nursing, Arkansas Board of Under Arkansas Code §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 - DHS State Employee Designated Position (direct care of persons not fiscal or IT positions) DBH Under Arkansas Code §21-15-102 by the DHS Division of Behavioral Health Services for background checks for employees who care for elderly, children, mentally Ill, or the developmentally disabled.
DDS - DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities, Community Programs providers DDS Under Arkansas Code §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 under Arkansas Code §20-33-201.
DDV DHS - Office of Volunteerism IT & Fiscal positions Dept of Human Services - Office of Volunteerism under Arkansas Code §21-15-111 for designated financial or information technology positions.
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.
DOH - Long Term Care Employee -Dept of Health, HFS Under Arkansas Code §20-33-203 regarding employees or applicants of a long term care facility/qualifying entity as defined by Arkansas Code §20-38-101.
EDUC Employment (Classified) EDN Under Arkansas Code §6-17-414 for background checks for classified (non-teacher) school employees with a local school district or an education service cooperative.
EDUC Employment (Fiscal Officer) EDF Under Arkansas Code §6-17-421 for background checks on fiscal officers of educational entities.
EDUC Employment (Substitute Teacher) EDN Under Arkansas Code §6-17-414 for background checks on applicants for substitute teacher employment with a school district.
EDUC Licensed (Teacher) Transfer of employment EDC Under Arkansas Code §6-17-410 for background checks on applicants for transfer of their employment among educational entities.
EDUC Teacher (Licensure, Renewal, Lifetime) EDC Under Arkansas Code §6-17-410 for background checks on applicants for teacher license, renewal and lifetime teaching license with the Arkansas Department of Education.
EDUC Teacher (Pre-Service) EDC Under Arkansas Code §6-17-410 for applicants enrolled in an educator preparation program in a supervised clinical practice at a school district.
ElderChoice Qualified Entity/Provider Under 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 Arkansas Code §20-33-213.
Employer / Business Under Arkansas Code §12-12-1501 et seq for an employer or business 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 Arkansas Code §6-51-609 for applicants for an admissions representative's license and under Arkansas Code §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.
ITR DHS - IT & Fiscal - DHS Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) DHS use only-FBI authorized Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) Background checks under Arkansas Code §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
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 Arkansas Code §20-38-101
PRA - Adoptions through non-DHS sources PRA Pursuant to Arkansas Code §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 Arkansas Code §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 Arkansas Code §19-3-705 for background checks for an employee of the Treasurer of State listed in Arkansas Code §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 §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.