Background Screening FAQ
What is the purpose of USSA’s background screening program?
Who will conduct the background screening?
What information is researched in the background screening?
Is my permission required?
Is it required?
How do I register?
Online Registration - A prompt will appear at the end of the online registration process for those members for whom screening is required. The process takes the member through a secure link that includes the member’s USSA number.
Paper Registration Application – Current coaches and officials for whom screening is required may request a paper application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The hard copy application must be submitted to NCSI by mail or fax. If faxing, we strongly recommend you call to confirm receipt. NCSI may be reached at their toll-free number 1.866.833.7100.
Is there a way to verify my membership before screening is complete?
How long do I have to register?
How often does the screening take place?
I recently did a background check. Can I submit that check?
I’m a coach or official, but I don’t work with youth. Do I still need to register?
I’ve been a longstanding coach or official. Must I still complete screening?
Do coaches and officials under 18 years old have to complete background screening?
Will I need to provide personal data to NCSI?
I am not a U.S. citizen and do not have a Social Security number. What should I do?
What if I fail the background check?
How will this impact our USSA club program?
In addition to USSA coaches and officials, clubs in the USSA Club Insurance Program are required to screen any non-club-member volunteers who have any contact with minors. Contact USSA for information on arranging screening of volunteers through NCSI. The club or volunteers are responsible for costs for non-USSA members.
Can USSA assist our club in its own background screening if we are not part of the Club Liability Program?
Further questions about USSA’s background screening program?