National Background Check Program (NBCP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​The National Background Check Program is a one-stop shop for all required child care background checks. All child care staff must have background checks completed in accordance with 922 KAR 2:280.

DCC no longer accepts paper-based Child Abuse/Neglect Registry (CAN) check requests for child care staff members. The CAN payment and verification application on Kentucky Online Gateway (KOG) allows for the electronic submission, payment and validation of Child Care and Central Registry Check (DCC-374).

The NBCP uses the KARES platform on KOG. If you do not have a KOG account or if you need access to KARES, please email the Division of Child Care Help Desk.

For information about offenses that would prevent a person from being employed by a child care provider, please see Section 6 of 922 KAR 2:280.


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