Case Manager Identification Number
A Case Manager
Identification number (CYCIS ID#) will be needed, if you manage cases on the
DCFS electronic case management system, which is called MARS-CYCIS. This number
is not related to having a Child Welfare Employee License, which does not have
a number. An application for CYCIS is completely separate from the CWEL application
If you are a private
sector employee, you must be fingerprinted and be in the background clearance
database (the "BC screens" of COOL) managed by the DCFS Central Office
of Licensing before your request for a number can be honored. However, you do
not need to wait until your CWEL application process is complete in order to
apply for an ID number. In fact, it is recommended that you simultaneously apply
for both a case manager ID number and a Child Welfare Employee License. Further,
if you are seeking a Licensing Representative position, additional examinations
and authorization are needed. The Central Office of Licensing activates this
number, if you qualify.
There are three primary reasons for obtaining a Case Manager identification number.
The SAWICS identification
number is an additional number:
If you are a Child Protection Services Worker, supervisor or other Division of Child Protection staff, you will also have your own seven character ID that is part of the SACWIS implementation process. This is a separate number from the current CYCIS case manager ID number. However, as of January 2003, all CPSW who are required to hold a Child Welfare Employee License must also have a CYCIS Case Manager ID number.
To obtain a
CYCIS Case Manager ID#: