How long, after all forms are submitted, does it take to receive my Safe Gatherings certification?

Registration and online training forms will be received in the office upon submission.

A reminder will be sent to the applicant when references have not responded in a timely manner. This will allow the applicant to submit other names for references.

National background checks are generated electronically and response will be immediate.

IN KANSAS:

The Department of Children and Families paperwork (Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry Release of Information form) will be generated by hand, not online. It must be mailed to the administrator at the Wichita Great Plains Conference office. After receipt in the Wichita conference office, the average turnaround time for DCF paperwork is three weeks. This will be delayed if paperwork is not properly completed. The form must be signed and applicant social security number provided. The Release of Information from required by the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry must be:

  • Original copy
  • Signed in ink
  • All lines filled out
  • Include social security number

Incomplete information will result in the release not being processed and will be returned to the conference office as insufficient.

IN NEBRASKA:

The Department of Health and Human Services conducts a search of each name in its Adult/Child Protective Services Central Registers. The Agency Request for Information from the Nebraska Adult and Child Abuse and Neglect Register/Registry must be printed from the application process, signed and sent to the Wichita Great Plains Conference office. The completed form is forwarded to the Lincoln DHHS office for processing. After receipt in the Wichita conference office, the average turnaround time for HHS paperwork is three weeks. This will be delayed if paperwork is not properly completed.