One of following must apply to you before you
may obtain an Arkansas Criminal History and/or National/FBI records:
Adoptions through non-DHS sources Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. §9-9-212, regarding criminal records checks on prospective adoptive parents and household members.
Arkansas Board of PI & SG - PSO License Access under this section is limited to the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies in accordance with Ark. Code Ann. §17-40-307. This section is only available for background checks performed by the board, for OTHER THAN commissioned security officers.
Child Welfare In accordance with Arkansas Code § 9-28-409 regarding child welfare agencies
Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) DHS use only-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 21-15-102.
Designated Positions (Financial or Information Technology) non-DHS (state background check only) 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 21-15-102.
DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities, Community Programs providers Access is granted to service providers who are licensed by the DHS, Division of Developmental Disabilities, and Community Programs. In accordance with Ark. Code Ann. 20-38-101 regarding 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.
Education, Classified Employees Access under this section is limited to background checks for classified (non-teacher) school employees with a local school district or an education service cooperative. In accordance with Arkansas Code § 6-17-414 the results of the background checks are sent directly to the Department of Education and not viewed by the requestor.
Education, Fiscal Officer Under Ark Code § 6-17-421 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.
Education, Licensed (Teacher) 1st time applicant This section is for first time applicants for teacher license. Reports are furnished in accordance with Arkansas Code § 6-17-411 directly to the Department of Education and are not returned to the requestor.
Education, Licensed (Teacher) Renewal Access under this section is limited to applicants for teacher license RENEWAL 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.
Education, Licensed (Teacher) Transfer of employment This section is for applicants for transfer of their teacher license. Reports are furnished in accordance with Arkansas Code § 6-17-410 directly to the Department of Education and are not returned to the requestor.
Education, Volunteers PUBLIC SCHOOLS Access under this section is limited to PUBLIC school districts that have developed a registered volunteer program under the authority of ACA 6-22-105 and 12-12-1607. Public school districts are allowed to conduct background checks on registered volunteers that have any significant unsupervised contact with students.
ElderChoice Qualified Entity/Provider In accordance with Arkansas Code 20-33-203 et seq regarding employees or applicants of a qualified entity or ElderChoice provider as defined by Ark. Code Ann. 20-33-201.
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.
Higher Education Under ACA 12-12-1501 et seq., for background checks on students applying for or enrolled in a medical, pharmacy, nursing or other health-related course of study at an institution of higher education located in Arkansas.
Long Term Care Employee - DHS OLTC 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
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.
Nursing, Arkansas Board of Pursuant to ACA §17-87-312 for applicants for license with the Arkansas Board of Nursing.
Other employees not required by DHS OLTC Other LTC employees/applicants not required to have a background check by OLTC.
Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, (LICENSING USE ONLY) Arkansas Board of 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.
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.
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.
State Employee Designated Position (direct care of persons not fiscal or IT positions) State agencies 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.
Volunteers Access under this section is limited to volunteer organizations to perform criminal history background checks on their volunteers as defined ACA 12-12-1607. FBI background checks are also available. For more information contact terri.smith@asp.arkansas.gov
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.