Conducting Criminal Record Checks in Colorado

Employers may not require an applicant to disclose any information contained in sealed arrest or criminal records.

Colorado has laws pertaining to criminal background checks for employment for nonpublic schools, education boards, public school districts, nurses aides, child care centers, nursing care facilities and emergency medical technicians. Special rules apply to the employment of persons convicted of offenses involving moral turpitude.

Nursing care facilities or persons seeking employment at a nursing care facility are authorized to obtain the required criminal background check on the applicant through the state bureau of investigation or through a state-authorized private enterprise that provides criminal background checks. In either case, a criminal background check must be conducted not more than 90 days prior to an applicant's employment.