CAHA Screening Program
Note: This page addresses Background Screening only. For SafeSport
information, refer to the SafeSport Section of this Website.
Effective with the 2020-2021 season, USA
Hockey has transitioned to a national background screening program with
Background Screening Process:
• Screenings are now part of the USA Hockey registration process,
not the state affiliate.
• Screenings are done by one national
• Screenings within the U.S. are one price ($30);
international screens will still be priced on a case by case basis.
• Screenings will have one master set of criteria, determined by the
USCSS. State requirements that are less stringent will be superseded by
the higher USCSS criteria. State requirements that are more stringent
than the UCSS criteria will be additional by state.
• There will
be no pre-existing or “grandfathered” clearances by affiliates honored.
• If an adverse event is reported on a screening record:
Previous clearances by an affiliate will not be honored;
will be notified by USA Hockey that they do or do not qualify for a
review by a nationally appointed Screening committee;
• If the
Screening committee does not pass the applicant, the applicant will be
notified of the appeal process available;
• The determination of the
USAH Appeal committee is final and cannot be appealed further;
regardless of how many prior seasons an applicant has been involved.
• “How do I check my expiration date?”
• CAHA has not kept a
screening log for 2 seasons.
• Any applicant can access the status of
their background screening by logging into their NCSI account at:
www.ncsisafe.com and clicking on “Status Check.”
• Coaches can check
their own on the USAH portal.
• Registrars should be able to check
the status of anyone affiliated with their program.
Background Screening application here:
The 8-digit self
registration ID number for all USA Hockey affiliates is: 35615801.
for Background Screening
USA Hockey Screening Diagram - Determination Process.pdf
CAHA_USA Hockey Affiliate FAQ_091620.pdf
USA Hockey_background screen procedure_eff 2020-2021.pdf