New Criminal Background Check Legislative Changes
The 2022-2023 Appropriations Bill (HB 103) signed by Governor Cooper on July 11, 2022, made two important changes to North Carolina General Statute 110-90-2 regarding child care Criminal Background Checks.
The period for background check qualification renewals was revised from three years to five years
The provisional qualification period was reduced to forty-five days.
The Division intends to implement these changes as soon as possible. An individual’s current Qualification Letter will be extended 2 years for the total of 5 years. New Qualification Letters will not be generated. Individuals with a Provisional Qualification Letter will receive a Qualification Letter on the 45th day. Letters are generated in the Criminal Background Check portal.