Background Checks

Any group participating in WGI events is required to obtain a national criminal background check (or some satisfactory equivalent for country or locale) for any adult instructional and managerial staff having regular contact with or authority over participants. 

Such background checks shall be performed at the discretion of the participating group’s director, but in no event less than every two years. 

For scholastic groups, those requirements can be fulfilled by requirements imposed by the school district/educational institution; however, if a school district/educational institution does not have a requirement for such background checks, the participating group must comply with this WGI requirement.

All participating Groups shall keep on file records of required national criminal background checks for adult subject to this policy and provide this documentation to WGI upon demand or through regular and random audits.

WGI has recently teamed up with OneSource. OneSource provides quick, compliant and affordable background screening and are willing to set up accounts for individual groups or marching arts circuits.

Click Here for More Info on Setting up your Organization's OneSource Account

Using the link above, new account set-up fees will be waived ($99 savings), and you will have access to “partner pricing” for the TotalCheck Screening Package (with one name/address = $19). The process of setting up your account may take a couple of days, so please allow plenty of time.