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Background Screening Program

Background Screening Expiration Dates

Screenings shall 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, 2017 and March 31, 2018 will be valid for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons expiring on August 31, 2019.
  • All screenings cleared between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 will be valid for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 seasons expiring on August 31, 2020.
  • All screenings cleared between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 will be valid for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons expiring on August 31, 2021.

Compliance List Updates

During the Fall/Winter season, the website Compliance List will be updated on a monthly basis. However, you may check your status by signing into and viewing your NCSI account. You may also check your screening clearance with your local association registrar as screening records are added to the USA Hockey Registry the first business day following screening clearance. 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 screening record appears in the USA Hockey Registry.


If you are a referee, please submit your request for a background screening through the Southeastern District Officiating Program. For details and instructions on referee screening, please visit:

Matt Meinig

Screening Administrator
(919) 622-5516

Rick Daniel

Vice President, Screening Chair
(919) 605-4747

Paul Fidishun

(336) 580-6793

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.