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Criminal Background Check Information

General Information

Program Staff

Credentialing

  • OASAS Credentialing Bureau will act as a “provider” for purposes of initiating any required check of the Staff Exclusion List and the process for fingerprinting and criminal background checks at the beginning of the application process. Because Credentialing may involve an extended time period to complete education and training requirements there may be more than one required background check.
  • The Guide to the Criminal Background Check Process for Credentialing Applicants PDF Document Updated 04/14 - includes information for individuals applying for or renewing a credential. The Guide sets forth detailed instructions regarding how to register for fingerprinting, how to provide evidence of rehabilitation, and what factors OASAS will consider in determining eligibility for a credential.

Certification

  • OASAS Certification Bureau will act as a “provider” for purposes of initiating any required check of the Staff Exclusion List and the process for fingerprinting and criminal background checks at the beginning of the application process.