Background Check​

The IHSS program requires all providers be fingerprinted via Live Scan to complete a criminal background check through the State of California Department of Justice. State law requires the provider pay for the cost of the criminal background check and fingerprinting. Fees vary depending on the LiveScan fingerprinting location.

DOJ background reports for agency's other than IHSS (other employment, school,etc.) cannot be used for the IHSS program requirement.  If you have previously completed the LiveScan process for Sacramento IHSS Public Authority, please email us prior to paying for another Livescan:

​DOJ Forms

List of LiveScan locations.

Request for LiveScan form


Convictions of (and incarcerations for) certain criminal offenses within the last 10 years may limit your ability to be paid by the IHSS program for providing care.

More information on Tier I​ criminal offenses, which cannot be waived.

More information on Tier II criminal offenses, which may be waived by your recipient.