Childcare Worker

The Office of the City Clerk licenses all child care workers operating within city limits.

This license requires a background check which must be conducted in person for fingerprinting at City Hall. Fingerprinting must be completed before your license will be processed.

Application Process

In order to gain and maintain a child care license in good standing, a child care provider must complete the following:

New License

STEP ONE

BEFORE applying for or renewing a Child Care Worker License:

  • Undergo a Central Registry Check
  • Complete CPR, First Aid/AED training
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STEP TWO

Apply Online and Pay Application Fee. The City of Boise allows you to apply for your license online. First time users of this system will be required to set up an account.

Select Child Care Worker Application from the menu and apply.

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STEP THREE

Complete background check.

You must come to Boise City Hall for fingerprinting.

  • Background checks require fingerprinting and must be done at Boise City Hall. (150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702)
  • Fingerprinting must be completed before your license will be processed.

License Renewal

STEP ONE

BEFORE applying for or renewing a Child Care Worker License:

  • Undergo a Central Registry Check
  • Complete CPR, First Aid/AED training
See Central Registry
STEP TWO

In order to renew your license online in our new system, we need you to set up a system account.

Set up Account
STEP THREE

Link your account to your existing license.

  • Once you have set up your account, please contact the City Clerk's office at at (208) 972-8150 or cityclerk@cityofboise.org so your online account can be linked to your existing Child Care Facility License. To make this process easier, please have your current child care worker license number available.
  • Once your new system account has been linked to your license, proceed to Step 4.
  • YOU MUST COMPLETE THIS STEP BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE ONLINE APPLICATION. 
STEP FOUR

Apply online and have application fee ready.

  1. Login here to the new online permitting and licensing system with the account you set up in step 2.
  2. After logging, select "My Records" from the Home menu area in the top navigation. You will find your renewal in your "Licenses" list.
  3. Click on the record ID, and proceed with the application.
STEP FIVE

You are applying for a license that requires a background check. You must come to Boise City Hall for fingerprinting.

  • Background checks require fingerprinting and must be done at Boise City Hall. (150 N. Capitol Blvd., Boise, ID 83702)
  • Fingerprinting must be completed before your license will be processed.

Central Registry Check

New federal and state regulations require a Central Registry check for everyone applying for, or renewing, a child care facility and/or worker license. Applicants must submit a completed form from each state they have lived within the past 5 years. The City of Boise is aligned with these regulations and now requires all applicants to provide proof of a Central Registry check. This requirement also includes all residents over the age of 18 living in the home of an in-home daycare.

Applicant's Responsibility

  • It is now the applicant's responsibility to provide written documentation from all states, including Idaho, they have lived in within the past 5 years.
  • Each state has their own laws and requirements, including fees for registry checks. See the Central Registry Master List for information for each state.
  • Applicants must have the result of the Central Registry check prior to applying for their city license.

Idaho's Central Registry Check

The Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare conducts Idaho's Child Protection Central Registry checkPlease access their website for instructions and forms. A Boise specific sample can be found here

Forms must be filled out completely, notarized and mailed with payment to:

Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Criminal History Unit
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83707-9815

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