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Background Check Portal

DCFS Background Check Portal

The background check portal allows licensed providers to:

  • Conduct a fingerprint search.
  • Approved administrator/executive can check the status of background checks for all agency and institution and day care center employees.
  • Upload CFS 718-B – Authorization for Background Check forms for all child welfare agencies/institutions and day care center employees NOT requiring fingerprinting.
  • Obtain background check forms.
  • Get the latest news and FAQ updates surrounding background checks.

Registration is required to use the portal. All information is confidential and shared only with authorized designated administrators. To register:

  1. Go to to register your email account.
  2. Complete the Background Check Portal Access Request Form and send it to: (Approval takes up to five business days)

Additional assistance

For administrative user assistance or for questions related to the background check portal, please contact us by email at

For technical assistance, contact: or 1-800-610-2089.