Background studies are required for people who provide care in certain health and human service programs and for people who work in child care settings. DHS also completes background studies on others, such as people who are guardians or are planning to adopt a child. State law defines who is required to have a DHS background study and the related processes.
NOTICE: NETStudy 2.0 will not be available on Sat., Jan. 23 due to scheduled maintenance. The outage will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last at least six hours. The down time may also intermittently impact the fingerprint and photo service. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.