Criminal Records Check Service
WHAT IS IT?
The Georgia Child Care Association has partnered with a local law enforcement agency to provide fast, efficient, and cost effective processing of Criminal Records Checks (CRC’s) for all providers throughout the state.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once you have your account set up with GCCA, we will provide you with the necessary pre-printed forms so that all you will need to do is fax or e-mail your CRC request directly to the police department. Once they have processed the requested record(s), they will e-mail the results directly back to you. You can then print the CRC to add it to employee’s files. All this is done with your personal username and password. You will have online access to all your CRC’s that you have processed via the website at any time.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THE RESULTS BACK?
While we do not guarantee the response time, requests submitted before noon will typically be processed and returned the same day - often in as little as two hours.
CAN I HIRE AN APPLICANT BASED ON THE FAXED/E-MAIL RESULTS?
Yes. GCCA has arranged with Bright from the Start Department of Early Care and Learning to allow centers to hire an applicant once they have received the faxed/e-mail results (provided, of course, that the results come back with “No Record”). An individual convicted of any felony is “NOT ALLOWED” to be present in a center when children are present or if they have been convicted of certain misdemeanors involving sexual offenses and battery of children, contributing to the delinquency of a minor or other misdemeanors. For specific questions about a crime, contact your DECAL consultant for a determination. However, Bright from the Start requires that you print off the original hard copy and place it in the employee’s file.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
There is a one-time only, non-refundable amount set up fee in order to establish your account with us. The fee for GCCA members is $25.00 and $50.00 for non-members. After paying the account set up fee and receiving your pre-printed forms, you may begin submitted CRC requests immediately. The fee for each CRC processed (regardless of the results) is $10.00 for GCCA members and $18.00 for non-members. You will receive an invoice once a month from GCCA indicating the total number of CRC’s processed for the month and the total amount due. The company also agrees to pay all invoices within twenty-one (21) days following the billing date. The company further understands and agrees that any invoice that remains unpaid after sixty (60) days following the billing date will result in immediate termination of this agreement and no further record check requests will be accepted or processed. Late fees are $25 – 30 days past due and $50 – 60 days past due. In the event this Agreement is terminated, the company shall remain responsible for all outstanding balances plus any collection fees.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Simply fill out the attached application and mail it back to us along with your account set up fee and we will get your account set up and mail you the necessary forms to begin submitting CRC requests.