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      A background check is a process a person or company uses to verify that an individual is who they claim to be, and this provides an opportunity to check and confirm the validity of someone's criminal record, education, employment history, and other activities from their past.

      Learn how to submit your Background Check requirement in GotSport
      Background Check Requirement in GotSport

      New Updates Starting September 1, 2023 

      Starting September 1st, 2023, Cal North members will pay upfront for the background check in GotSport.  When the background check process is completed, Cal North will reimburse our members for the cost of the background check. This change will minimize the number of candidates using the Cal North platform and ensure our members still get this benefit for free.

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      Background Check FAQ's

      New Policy Update - Starting 9/1/23

      Starting September 1st, 2023, Cal North members will pay upfront for the background check in GotSport.  When the background check process is completed, Cal North will reimburse our members for the cost of the background check. This change will minimize the number of candidates using the Cal North platform and ensure our members still get this benefit for free.

       

      Click Here to view the New Background Check Policy Update 

      What is the process?

      • Reporting includes sex offender registries, national criminal databases, state databases, county criminal records based upon address history.
      • Reporting is based upon social security verification. If a dummy number is entered, other fields are used. 
      • Administrator registers in registration application. 
      • Background check is sent to JDP to be processed
      • Results are automatically updated in registration application
      • Results are reported based on convictions, registration on sex offender registrations or Safe Sport disciplinary records, or USYS DARM

      How long does it take to get results after completing?

      This process can take about 3-5 business days, unless there is a delay with getting county records. 

      What is the cost?

      • New Administrator/Coaches/ Volunteer $14.15
      • Rescreen Administrator/Coaches/ Volunteer $3.45

      What is the difference between a background check and fingerprinting?

      Does my background check expire?

      Yes. A background check expires after one year. 

      Background Checks are done annually. Each year coaches will need to complete a background check whether a returning or a new coach. 

      What happens after I submit my report in GotSport?

      After you submit your report in GotSport for your background check, two things will happen. You will now have a status as "Pending" in GotSport, AND you will receive an email sent to you from our background check provider, JDP. The email will include a link to take the background check. If you do not click this link to the take the background check you will remain in a pending status until complete or voided due to expiration. If you are experiencing any issues with your status for your background check, please reach out to you member service representative. 

       

      My background check has been "Pending" for longer than 2 weeks, what do I do?

      Typically, this process can take about 3-5 business days, unless there is a delay with getting county records. 

      If you have had a status of "Pending" for more than 2 weeks on your background check, please reach out to your Member Service Representative as there may have been an issue.

       

      Below are the four requirements each club staff, coach or administrator must fulfill in order to be cleared to participate with us.

      Intro to Safety
      The U.S. Soccer's introductory course on preventing, recognizing and responding to emergency situations. The e-learning module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
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      US Center SafeSport
      Report to the US Center for SafeSport online or by dialing (720) 531-0340.
      Report Online
      Livescan
      Live scan is an automated service for criminal history background checks that may be required as a condition of employment, licensing, certification, foreign adoptions or VISA/Immigration clearances.
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      Back ground Check
      A background check is a process a person or company uses to verify that an individual is who they claim to be, and this provides an opportunity to check and confirm the validity of someone's criminal record, education, employment history, and other activities from their past.
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