Consent Forms

Federal law requires state and federal criminal background checks that include fingerprints for child care providers. The comprehensive background check must include a fingerprint check against the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) database to ensure that a provider does not have a criminal history that could put children’s health and safety at risk. Notably, the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information System database may not include final dispositions for arrests listed on an individual’s rap sheet. Therefore, it’s critical that employers also conduct local criminal felony and misdemeanor checks to assess if an arrest listed on the FBI’s report resulted in a conviction. Additionally, potential child care providers must be checked to ensure that they are not listed as sex offenders and have not been found to have committed child neglect or abuse.

By completing your consent form, you are authorizing both a state and federal background check as indicated above. Additionally, you are confirming that you have submitted your fingerprints within the last three years. This will be confirmed by entering your TCN number, located on your fingerprint receipt.

To complete your personal consent form, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Locate the Begin Consent Form button. (fig. 1)
  3. Click the Select All Valid Providers check box at the top of the page.
  4. Click the Form Information button in the bottom right corner to advance to the next page. (fig.2)
  5. Complete all available fields. You must only enter YOUR personal information on the document.
  6. Click the Go To Submit button in the bottom right corner to advance to the next page. (fig. 3)
  7. On the Submit screen, you will type your first and last name in the Electronic Signature box. Then click on the I Agree To All Terms checkbox. (fig. 4)
  8. Finally, click the green Submit button located in the bottom right corner.



Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Brighter Futures Solution Center directly by calling 1-800-299-1627.

Updated on February 26, 2021

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