Criminal Background Checks Required for All Contractors

Since July 1, 2015, all MCPS contractors have been required to complete criminal background checks in compliance with Maryland law*. 

Contractor's Packet--information for current & prospective contractors

  USE THIS CHECKLIST to guide you through the background check process. 

 Mandatory Online Training for Contractors and School Volunteers: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Still have questions?
Please call the MCPS Procurement Unit at 301-279-3555, or e-mail


*Requirements for contractors working in schools are codified under Sections 6-113 of the Education Article of the Maryland Code, and Sections 5-551 of the Family Law Article of the Maryland Code.