Care Provider Management Bureau
Guardian is now live!
Please visit the Guardian webpage and the appropriate blue boxes on the webpage for more information, training resources and links to the system.
To check the background check status of a potential employee without using Guardian, please visit the new publicly available Background Check Search website.
If you have any questions regarding Guardian, please contact CDSS at Guardian@dss.ca.gov
What Is the Care Provider Management Bureau?
The Community Care Licensing Division’s Care Provider Management Bureau(CPMB) was established in January of 1992 to help protect children and vulnerable individuals who are receiving care. The CPMB applies the statutory requirements of Health and Safety Code sections 1522, 1568.09, 1569.17, 1596.871, and 1796.19. Prior to January 1992, this function was performed by the regional offices of the California Department of Social Services. Background checks, sometimes known as criminal history checks, include only criminal history information. They do not include, for example, consumer credit or immigration status information.
The CPMB manages the background check process on all licensed community care facilities, their employees, volunteers and non-client adults residing in a facility. The CPMB also manages background checks on home care aides, unlicensed child care providers registered through TrustLine, and out-of-state child abuse checks for foster care. These individuals must submit fingerprints to the California Department of Justice via LiveScan, then a criminal history check and Federal Bureau of Investigation check are performed. If an individual is associated to a facility serving children, a Child Abuse Central Index check also is performed.
An individual must obtain a criminal record clearance before working, residing in or volunteering in a licensed facility. If the individual has been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, the individual cannot work or be present in any community care facility unless he/she receives a criminal record exemption.
Want to Find Out More About Caregiver Background Checks?
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