CAPS Search

Colorado Adult Protective Services

The CAPS Search is for Colorado Employers providing care to at-risk adults.

Adults receiving support, care, treatment and services from individuals employed by specified agencies are susceptible to mistreatment, manipulation and cruelty. The CAPS check was introduced to increase safeguards for these at-risk adults.

Key Takeaways:

  • Required check for agencies licensed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
  • Safeguard your at-risk adults.

CAPS Check is a required search for certain Colorado Employers. Are you running all the searches you need?

Colorado Employers are required to request a search of the Colorado's Adult Protective Services (APS) data system (CAPS) before hiring employees with direct access to vulnerable adults. 

The CAPS check uncovers whether the applicant has been convicted of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult in an APS case.   

Employers required to request CAPS Check include (but are not limited to): Health Facility, Adult Day Care Facility, Community Integrated Health Care Service Agency, Community Centered Board, Single Entry Point Agency, Area Agency on Aging, Mental Illness Facility, Disabilities Facility, and Veterans Community Living Centers.  

  • icon-resesarcher-verifiedSimply Register with CAPS Check Unit and Obtain Employee ID#

  • icon-case-statusChoice Screening Researchers Will Run the Check on Your Behalf


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