How Do I Complete a Background Check?

Background Checks are required for all coaching and race director certifications and for any race director hosting youth events.

USA Triathlon Certified Coaches and Race Directors must maintain a current "Green Light (Clear)" background check at all times. Background checks are performed by the National Center for Safety Initiatives (“NCSI”).

  1. Follow this link:
  2. Click on “Applicant Submission and Status Check”
  3. Select the option “If you've been instructed to submit a background check for your organization, please click here”
  4. Enter this 8 digit number: 53247331
  5. Select “No” to “Is this your first background check with NCSI?”
  6. Background checks can take up to 10 business days to process, so please plan accordingly when initiating a new check with your expiration date in mind to ensure that your new background check clears before your current one expires.