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Background Screening Program

Background Screening Expiration Dates

On August 1, 2016, USA Hockey began integrating NCSI background screenings into the USAH database and Registry. Screenings will be valid for two (2) seasons with April 1 chosen as the date to determine season validity in the following manner:

  • All screenings cleared between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 will be valid for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons expiring on August 31, 2017.
  • All screenings cleared between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 will be valid for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons expiring on August 31, 2018.
  • All screenings cleared between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 will be valid for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons expiring on August 31, 2019.

CAHA will honor all screening expiration dates of October 1, 2016, November 1, 2016, December 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017. All February 1, 2017 and March 1, 2017 expiration dates will be updated to expire on January 1, 2017 which is the transition date for CAHA to align with USA Hockey. This date was chosen to minimize impact as the fewest number of screenings are conducted during these months.

Team rosters will now show Completed or Incomplete under Screening. All coaches that show Incomplete on a team roster and have screening expiration dates of Oct. 1, Nov. 1, Dec. 1, and Jan. 1 will be approved and a roster note will be added that details the screening expiration date for that person(s) and the re-screen requirement.

The CAHA Compliance Lists are updated to reflect this change. The lists show “valid seasons” rather than an expiration date. Individuals with Oct. 1, Nov. 1, Dec. 1, and Jan. 1 will continue to show an expiration date and will update to seasons after clearing a new screening.

Joe Spitz

Screening Administrator
(843) 276-3014

Paul Fidishun

Vice President, Screening Chair
(336) 580-6793

Kevin Universal

(919) 795-5799

Compliance List Updates

During the Fall/Winter season, the Compliance List will be updated on a weekly basis. During the Spring/Summer season, the list will be updated on an as needed basis.

Coaches and team managers will not be approved on a team roster until their name appears on the CAHA Compliance List.

CAHA Background Screening

CAHA has contracted with the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) to conduct all background screenings for volunteers or employees in youth programs. CAHA's background screening through NCSI will meet all background screening requirements as per USA Hockey's SafeSport Policy. 

The mission of NCSI, formed in partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), is "to serve as our country's premiere resource in an overall effort to eradicate harm and loss in organizations and communities across the globe through increased awareness and training, the creation and implementation of national standards and the integration of fully-managed risk management programs, inclusive of background screening."

To begin your background screening print the appropriate document below and follow the instructions to complete the ordering process. It is important to print the correct document for the type of background screening required: 

Background Screening Only - standard background screening.

Background Screening plus MVR - standard background screening plus a Motor Vehicle Record check for team drivers.

MVR Only - Motor Vehicle Record check for team drivers that have a valid background screeing.

All team bus/van drivers (unless professional transportation companies are used) are required to complete an MVR check prior to transporting youth members for team sponsored travel.

All background screenings generally take 10 days for completion. You may check your screening status on the NCSI website, by clicking the "Check Your Background Screening Status" link.