CCDMPL 2 (Background Checks in the Ohio Professional Registry)
Child Care Day Camp Manual Procedure Letter No. 2
January 2, 2019
TO: All Child Care Day Camp Manual Holders
FROM: Cynthia C. Dungey, Director
SUBJECT: Background Checks in the Ohio Professional Registry


Background check requirements are outlined in rule 5101:2-18-07 of the Ohio Administrative Code. Individuals are required to submit a JFS 01175 "Request for a Background Check for Child Care." Additionally, they must complete the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprints and have the results sent electronically to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) from the Webcheck agency.

Updated Process:

Background Checks

There is now enhanced functionality in the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) which allows the JFS 01175 to be submitted electronically. Individuals may now use the OPR to send the JFS 01175 to the ODJFS. For those sent electronically, the JFS 01176 "Program Notification of Background Check Review for Child Care" will be available to the program electronically in the OPR.

Beginning September 2019, all JFS 01175s shall be submitted via the OPR. Programs cannot create accounts and submit or sign the JFS 01175 on behalf of staff or employees. Profiles in the OPR must be owned and controlled by the individual staff or employee. Also in September 2019, programs will be required to link employees to their program in the OPR and keep all individuals currently employed by the program linked to the program. Programs should begin this process now to ensure compliance by next fall.


Please contact the Child Care Policy Helpdesk at 1-877-302-2347, option 4, if you have any questions.