How to complete your background check:

Buddy Up For Life, Inc. welcomes you to background screening with National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). Please follow the directions below to start the process.

Go to Sports Engine NCSCI Background Screening Page 

Enter your information as requested to complete the NCSI Background Check. 

*Note: When asked about state of employment, this is referring to state of chapter where you are volunteering.

Provide Legal Authorization and Certification

Buddy Up For Life only requires those who are 18 or older to complete a Background Check. If you are under 18, you do not need to submit a Background Check.

It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your current ID (state driver’s license, passport or state ID with name and DOB). Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check.

NCSI will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. An email address is required when completing the background check as our contact with you will largely be electronic. Please be sure to add to your list of acceptable domains in your email program to receive notifications from us.

If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please email or call the NCSI at (440) 542-9833 or toll free (866) 833-7100.

Once you have submitted your information you will receive a confirmation page with a 16- digit Applicant ID Number. The background check generally takes 10 business days to complete and you may check your status on our website under the “Check Your Background Screening Status” link at

Thank you for your cooperation in this important process.