The RCYCP Certification Application can be downloaded from the Board’s website at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/crccp.
The Child Protective Services Consent for Release of Information/Background Clearance Request form must be completed for the State of Maryland and for any other State an employee has lived. Attached you will find the form for Maryland along with the addresses to each of the local Department of Social Services offices. The form should be completed, notarized and mailed to the local Department of Human Resources/Social Services office within the jurisdiction where the employee resides. The local DHR/Social Services office should mail the findings directly to the Board at: Maryland State Board for Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals, 4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. This form can also be downloaded from the Board’s website at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/crccp.
Please note that the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (“State Board”) no longer issues fingerprint cards.
All individuals seeking certification from the State Board for the Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals (“State Board”) must submit to a State and national criminal history record check (Health Occupations Article, §20-302C and COMAR 10.57.02 and COMAR 10.57.03) executed at a CJIS operated live scan fingerprint site or one of the CJIS approved private providers authorized pursuant to COMAR 12.15.05 to collect and submit live fingerprints.
The State Board’s authorization number through the Criminal Justice Information System – Central Registry (CJIS-CR) is 0800001123.
Criminal history record information obtained is sent directly to the State Board and to you. No information regarding your criminal history is made available to the private provider who initiated your criminal history record check.
A receipt from the private provider or CJIS-CR is sufficient documentation that you have initiated your criminal history record check. Your application, however, will not be processed until the results of the criminal history background check are received by the State Board. Positive results will require detailed explanations and court sealed records forward to the State Board.
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