In compliance with requirements from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), USA Hockey has implemented a national level background screening policy, which can be found in full below.
Please note, Pennsylvania residents and those participating in USA Hockey sanctioned events within the state are required to complete the state of Pennsylvania mandated clearances in addition to the NCSI criminal background screen. Click here to learn more or find additional information below.
If you have submitted a background screen through NCSI in the past to seasons, please click the link below to confirm your screening status.
The eight-digit self registration ID number to initiate your screen is 35615801 and will populate automatically when clicking the link above.
For all questions regarding technical support, documentation uploads, required information and how to request a copy of your screen, please contact NCSI's Technical Support using the information below.
Address: 1853 Piedmont Rd. Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30066
If you have received by email an Adverse Action or Notice of Eligibility with Conditions letter by email and would like to appeal the determination, or to view USA Hockey’s screening criteria, please reference the below USA Hockey Background Screening Procedure for USA Hockey’s steps to appeal and criteria.
For all frequently asked questions, including how to request a copy of your screen, please reference the FAQ document below.
WHEN DOES THE NATIONAL BACKGROUND SCREENING PROGRAM BEGIN?
The national program begins April 1, 2021, in conjunction with the opening of registration for the 2021-22 season. NCSI, a company that is the gold standard in the industry, provides background screening for USA Hockey.
WHO HAS TO GET SCREENED?
All adult coaches, officials, board members, employees, volunteers, and anyone else who will have regular contact with, or authority over, athletes under the age of 18 are required to submit to a background screen before any such contact with those athletes.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Background screens through NCSI under the national program will cost $30 for all domestic screens. For international screens (members who have lived outside of the U.S. for six consecutive months in any one country during the past 7 years) the fee in $150. If that country is solely Canada, the fee is $75.
HOW LONG DOES SCREENING TAKE?
On average, background screens take between 3-10 business days to complete. There may be additional delays for, but not limited to, international searches, COVID-19 court closures, Pennsylvania document review and Massachusetts state document review.
Upon completing your NCSI screen, you will receive a separate email from NCSI with additional requests for documents required to be uploaded with your NCSI background screen by state law, prior to receiving a screening determination.
Please click the document below for links and service codes for the FBI Criminal Background Check.