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Conducting Criminal Record Checks in South Carolina

Filed under Hiring Workers. Fact checked on May 25, 2012.

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Employers in South Carolina are permitted or required to conduct criminal record checks in accordance with these rules.

In order to be employed by or to provide caregiver services at a licensed day care facility, an applicant must first undergo a state fingerprint review to determine any state criminal history and a fingerprint review by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to determine any other criminal history.

A fingerprint review by the State Law Enforcement Division and the FBI for a criminal background check is required for persons applying for initial certification to become certified educational personnel.

Unless otherwise required by law, criminal history checks are not required for volunteers or for certified education personnel who have undergone criminal records checks as part of the certification process.

Fingerprinting is required from employees in the private security industry who are required to register with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

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