Background Checks

The Background Check policy applies to employees in positions that are designed as critical. These can include career, limited appointment, contract and casual-restricted (student assistant) employees.

The program applies to:

  • All represented and non-represented staff in the Senior Managers (SMG), Managers and Senior Professionals (MSP) and Professional and Support Staff (PSS) programs. 
  • Student Employees assigned to critical duties.
  • All positions, staff, students and/or academic requiring controlled substance clearance.
  • All volunteers without exceptions.

The Campus Police Department administers a separate background check process for Police Officers, Public Safety Dispatchers and Aggie Service Students


Fees and Appointments

Fees for Live Scan services are covered by the Common Goods Assessments for all UC Davis campus and School of Medicine applicants.

Background check rates for UC Davis Health:

  • Staff: $103
  • Student (casual-restricted undergraduate student employees): $86

To schedule a Live Scan appointment:


Procedures and Forms


Additional Resources