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PDFWAC 388-113-0100

What information sources are searched when the background check central unit (BCCU) conducts a background check?

(1) The BCCU searches multiple information sources when completing state and federal background checks, including state and federal law enforcement records, state court records, and agency databases. 
These sources include:
(a) Washington state:
(i) Court criminal history and judicial information system records;
(ii) DSHS adult protective services findings;
(iii) DSHS residential client protection program findings;
(iv) DSHS child protective services findings;
(v) Department of health findings; and
(vi) Department of corrections;
(b) Washington state patrol (WSP) fingerprint rap sheets for fingerprint-based search;
(c) WSP criminal history records;
(d) Applicant self-disclosures;
(e) Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint rap sheets for fingerprint based search;
(f) Western identification network (WIN) state search (Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming); and
(g) Stored WSP & FBI fingerprint rap sheets and WIN state rap sheets (unless prohibited by federal law).
(2) For more information, BCCU can be contacted at
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520, 43.43.832, 74.39A.270, 74.39A.056, 74.39A.074, 43.20A.710, 74.39A.525, 43.43.842, 74.39A.326, 74.39A.515, 74.39A.505, 18.88B.021, 43.43.837 and 2018 c 278. WSR 21-18-081, § 388-113-0100, filed 8/30/21, effective 10/1/21.]
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