Background Check Requirement

On October 1, 2014, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force established a new requirement that community based child care providers serving Navy and Air Force children will be required to have an Advanced FBI Fingerprint Check and State Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Checks. This includes all employees working in the center or facility when children are present and all adults (Provider and anyone 18 years of age and older) working in the family child care home or residing in the home for 30 days or more.

Please select your state, for resources on fulfilling the background check requirement.

Phase Three

District of Columbia

Phase Two

New York

Phase One

West Virginia

Required Documents

Important Dates

  • December 7th, 2016– Phase Three Kickoff- Oklahoma, DC, Kansas, Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan
  • November 30th, 2016- Phase Three Webinar- Oklahoma, DC, Kansas, Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan
  • August 15, 2016- Phase Two Kickoff – Arkansas, New York, Ohio and Texas
  • August 9, 2016- Phase Two Webinar – Arkansas, New York, Ohio and Texas
  • June 18, 2015 – State Requirement Webinar – Georgia and Massachusetts
  • June 16, 2015 – State Requirement Webinar – Vermont and West Virginia
  • April 23, 2015 – Introductory Webinar – Background Check Requirement Overview
  • November 24, 2014 – Initial Background Check Requirement Notification Sent


Provider Webinar #1 – Background Check Requirement Overview
Provider Webinar #2- Phase Two Background Check Requirement
Provider Webinar #3- Phase Three Background Check Requirement

Frequently Asked Questions


FBI Check Grant Application Process (Download-PDF)
* Complete applications can only be submitted once verification of all relevant background checks have been received by CCAoA.

Please feel free to contact us directly, should you have any questions.

1515 N. Courthouse Rd, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 1-800-424-2246 Option 7
Fax: (571) 255-4911

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