Want to Volunteer to this year?
September 20th, 2013
by Katrina Brooke
- Visit MERIT online https://apps.del.wa.gov/MERIT/Public/Login.aspx
- Sign in if you already have a STARS ID.
- Apply for a STARS ID if you do not have one.
- Click on the “application” tab.
- Click “Portable Background Check Application.”
- Read and follow all instructions when completing the portable background check application.
- Send payment. The background check application process costs are:
- $12 when the background check application is completed online.
- $24 when the background check paper application is submitted to DEL for processing.
State law requires the Department of Early Learning (DEL) to conduct background checks on anyone who is authorized to care for or have unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities. This helps make sure licensed providers offer safe, healthy places for children.