Track or view your DBS certificate

You can use our online services to check the progress of basic, standard or enhanced checks or view your certificate.

Basic checks

View your basic certificate

The person being given a DBS check (the applicant) can view their certificate using their DBS online account. After logging in, select ‘Manage DBS checks’, request a one-time passcode and enter the required security information. Your DBS applications will then be shown, and you can view the necessary certificate.

Track your basic application

The person being given a DBS check (the applicant), employers and Responsible Organisations can also track the progress of basic checks by using the DBS online account tracking service. They do not need to create an account however they will need the application reference number, applicant’s surname and date of birth.

Standard and enhanced checks

Track your standard or enhanced application

The person being given a DBS check (the applicant) can track the progress of their standard or enhanced application using the DBS tracking service. They will need their application reference number and date of birth to track the application.

Employers who are registered with the DBS can also track multiple applications and order blank application forms online.

Published 7 September 2017
Last updated 15 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Information updated regarding how to track basic, standard or enhanced checks.

  2. Information added regarding applicant's creating an online account to track a basic check application.

  3. Information updated in line with the DBS' new online application for basic checks.

  4. First published.