Criminal Background Check Procedures




  • Individuals purchasing a license for the first time must create a user account on USA Cycling’s website before initiating your criminal background check ("CBC").
  • Individuals renewing their CBC must sign in to their USA Cycling account before initiating their CBC.

To begin your CBC, you MUST access NCSI in one of two ways:

  1. Once signed in, click on your name in the upper right corner and select "My Profile" > then click on "Tools" >  then click on "Account" and there you will find a link inside the ‘Background Check’ toolbox to initiate your check, or
  2. Click on the link in the automated email you received notifying you to renew your CBC.

By following these directions, your USA Cycling account number will follow you to the NCSI website. Once there, follow the instructions and provide payment (Visa/MasterCard).

Most criminal background checks are completed in 3-5 business days, however it can take up to ten (10) business days before clearing when all information is correctly provided.  Any incorrect/incomplete information will delay the determination time.

If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call the National Center for Safety Initiatives at (866) 833-7100 x109.

Note: The National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) shall be the only authorized search organization which performs background checks for USA Cycling. USA Cycling does not accept a CBC from any other organization.


USA Triathlon Certified Members

If you completed a CBC through NCSI for USA Triathlon within the last 24 months, you must tell NCSI to release the information using the follow procedure:

  1. Create or log in to your USA Cycling account.
  2. Use either of the methods listed above to connect to NCSI’s website.
  3. When asked "is this your first time using NCSI?" Click "no"
  4. You will then identify yourself one of two ways (last name, DOB and SSN or applicant ID and DOB).
  5. Sign off on the consent forms which will allow NCSI to share your USA Triathlon screen with USA Cycling.
  6. Email USA Cycling at that the results have been released (NCSI does not notify USA Cycling that the results have been shared).

USA Cycling Criminal Background Check Policy

This Article Updated December 13, 2017 @ 05:22 PM For more information contact: