Sep 16, 2019

Developed by
Chris Carcerano

CAHA Screening Program

Updated 7/15/19

Note: This page addresses Background Screening only. For SafeSport information, refer to the SafeSport Section of this Website.

A NEW CHANGE! Effective July 2019, all successful screening applications will load directly into the USA Hockey database. CAHA will no longer update the compliance list or post it online. To check the status of a screening, a member organization’s Registrar or Scheduler will be the person who verifies a member’s screening status.

Background Screening: All coaches, on-ice officials and volunteers (over the age of 18) are required to complete a background screening. The CAHA Screening Policy can be accessed here: CAHA Screening Policy.pdf

Instructions to Complete the Background Screening Process:
- Go to www.ncsisafe.com   
- Click on the box that says "Start Your Background Screening Now"
- Volunteers and Coaches enter CAHA's "Self Registration Number": 59376361
- Officials enter "Official's Self Registration Number": 76783571
- Enter the requested information
- Once you have submitted your information you will receive an email confirmation page with a 16-digit Applicant ID Number. A routine background check will normally take up to 10 business days to complete. You may check your status on at www.ncsisafe.com, using the "Check Your Background Screening Status" option.

NCSI will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. An email address is required when completing the background check as this is an electronic screening process.

Questions and Issues with the Screening:
- For all technical questions on using the NCSI screening website, please contact NCSI: clientservices@ncsisafe.com;   or call NCSI at (440) 542-9833, or toll free (866) 833-7100.
- For all questions regarding CAHA's screening policy or eligibility questions, please contact CAHA Screening Administrator, Jaime Campbell, at CAHAJaime@gmail.com

Still have questions? Please refer to the Screening FAQ here for more information: CAHA Screening FAQ and Tips.pdf

Notes and Helpful Information:
- Volunteers and officials under the age of 18 do not complete a background screen.
- Applicants are responsible for assuming the entire cost of a background screening. If an applicant has lived in multiple states or countries, the cost could be considerable. No costs associated with a background screening are waived or paid by CAHA, under any circumstances.
- The screening process can take time. There is no way to rush a screening. The complexity of an applicant's screen (multiple names, nicknames, multiple addresses, international addresses, errors on addresses or birth dates) can cause considerable delays in a screening.
- Applicants MUST register with USA Hockey for the upcoming or current season before completing a screening application.
- The participant's name on the screening application and the USA Hockey membership must match. The system no longer allows for manual entry changes of participant names. Any participant who screens or registers with USA Hockey under a different name will be responsible for contacting the appropriate parties to make any necessary corrections. Any delays caused by a name correction process will be born solely by the applicant and will result in non-participation until resolved.
- There is NO waiver for participation in any capacity without a successful screening result, under any circumstances.