To gain access to the SCR a provider will have to take the steps listed below.

  1. If the agency doesn’t have a Resource ID or RID number, one can be obtained by emailing OCFS at with the following information:
    • Agency Name
    • Agency Address
    • Agency telephone number,
    • Contact person information
    • A statement to describe the category listed under Section 424-A of the Social Services Law
    • The name and the telephone number of a contact person in your licensing agency who can verify the status of your organization, and
    • A copy of your license, certification, or other official documentation of approval by the relevant State or local agency.
  2. This process can take 2-4 weeks. Once you have your RID#, you must complete the “Agency Information Registration Sheet.” Once completed, the form must be sent via fax as per instructions on the form. OCFS has advised that providers should receive a username and password within a couple of business days.

For questions regarding conducting an SCR check, please feel free to contact OCFS at (518) 474-1567 or e-mail OCFS at