Contractor Background Check Form


Instructions to School District Contractors
Regarding Criminal History Background Searches
Under Senate Bill 9
Senate Bill 9 directs school district contractors (i.e., Company) to obtain state and national criminal history
background searches on their employees who will have direct contact with students, and to receive those results
through the DPS criminal history clearinghouse (Fingerprint-based Applicant Clearinghouse of Texas – FACT). In
order for contractors to receive the information through FACT, they must first establish an account with the DPS for
FACT clearinghouse access. The Company owner must sign a user agreement with the DPS. To obtain the user
agreement and more information, Company must contact:
Access and Dissemination Bureau
Texas Department of Public Safety
Crime Records Service
P. O. Box 149322
Austin, Texas 78714-9322
Phone: (512) 424-2365
For fastest service, please email or call. State in the message that Company is a school district contractor and needs to
have an account established for DPS FACT clearinghouse access. Please include:
Company Name
Company Address
Company Phone
Name of Company point of contact
Phone of Company point of contact
Company email to be used for notification of FACT records and messages
The information in the DPS FACT Clearinghouse is confidential, and access must be restricted to the least number of
persons needed to review the records. The account must include at least one designated supervisor to make necessary
changes and to monitor the site’s security and the access to the criminal history data retrieved. Additional users must
be limited to those who need to request, retrieve, or evaluate data regarding the individual applicants.
PLEASE NOTE: After the Company signs the DPS User Agreement for FACT, DPS will provide the Company
with a revised FAST Fingerprint Pass that Company will have to provide to its employees and applicants.
Company’s employees and applicants will use that FAST Fingerprint Pass when scheduling their FAST


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