To allow for faster Criminal History checks, (24 hours from time of submission) the NYS has partnered with BackCheck, Canada's leading provider of background checks.
This is a service that all NYS volunteers can use to ensure that they are able to be on the bench / in the room with the players. There is a nominal charge of approximately $45 which is the responsibility of the volunteer. You can still get your Police Check directly from your regional Police department.
The NYSGHL has chosen to use the “Self Invitation” for this process. This means that you do not need a form from the NYS for this process. You will need to go to a Canada Post location for verification of the completed form. (there is a link within the BackCheck process for approved locations)
The following Demonstration Video explains the process quite well: http://www.backcheck.net/mybackcheck/canadapostexperience/
To Get your CRIMINAL HISTORY check, please follow the process noted below:
Click on the link: http://backcheck.net/nys/
You will be asked to register if you are a first time user. You will only have to supply this information once, as you will be given a user name and password for all subsequent visits - these are case sensitive. Please record your user name and password, as it is NOT on the email confirmation sent to you by BackCheck. If you have used BackCheck for other volunteer positions (soccer, school etc,) you will use the same user name and ID.
You will be notified by email with your account information. Then you can go in and register for your criminal history check. Follow the procedure as outlined in the video, and your results will be available on-line within 24 hours of completion and verification at a Canada Post location.