How to obtain your Background Check
Contact your local police department
Since the process and cost for obtaining a background check may vary, volunteers may contact their local police department for details. Make sure though that you request a check that includes a Vulnerable Sector Search or VSS. Your local police will provide you with the required form, as well as instructions. You will likely be required to provide several pieces of identification including some with your photo, and to pick up your completed background check in person. If the police request a letter to confirm that the background check is a requirement for your volunteer service, please contact either your local church or ServiceLink. In some cases within Canada, finger-printing may also be required and is determined after having gone through a regular check. This can take up to an additional 1 to 3 months.
Complete your background check online
For the convenience of our volunteers, ServiceLink has also partnered with online background check services (see links below).
In the United States - Background checks for Americans are provided through SCREENINGONE, Inc. Please click on the US flag below to begin the process. If you are not able to complete this online form, please contact ServiceLink to make alternate arrangements.
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