Child Abuse Portal – Online Site to Obtain Child Abuse Certification – Individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification can apply, and if applicable, pay online. Applicant will be provided their results electronically. Please note that the term “clearance” has been changed in the law to “certification”, so that these two terms have the same meaning.
For applicants who prefer to apply for their Child Abuse History Certification by paper, DHS will continue to accept paper applications. Please know that submitting a paper application takes additional time to process.
For individuals applying for their Child Abuse History Certification for volunteer purposes, the fee has been waived and no payment is required. For those applicants submitting payment with an application for volunteer purposes, the application will be processed and the payment will be returned.