Upcoming changes to the PGCBGC Background check procedures:
Staring March 15th, 2019, the PGCBGC background check will now be processed through our Sports Engine website.
The new background check will still be facilitated by NCSI and their partner Sports Engine and will be good for the standard 2-year period.
The cost has decreased to $20.00 per background registrant.
2019 PGCBGC Background Screening and Abuse Prevention Training
2019 Abuse Prevention Training
Also new for 2019 PGCBGC has adopted a new "Abuse Prevention and Training" (APT) course mandated by the federal government for all youth volunteer organizations.
The APT course will be coupled with the 2019 Background check at an additional cost of $5 per registrant, and also will be good for the 2-year period.
Cost for the APT course only will be $5.00 per registrant.
If your current 2018 PGCBGC background check is valid and you only need to take the APT course for the 2019 sports season. You can access this course separately in the links below
2019 Abuse Prevention Training (Only)
You will need to ensure you've completed both PGCBGC background and APT requirements in order to obtain/retain a coaching badge in 2019.
AMERICAN SPORTS EDUCATION PROGRAM (ASEP)
To receive certifications, coaches must complete either ASEP or USA Football online training, complete the test with a passing score, and successfully pass a PGCBGC background check.
All ASEP and USA Football Training and Background Checks will be completed online ONLY
1.) Go to www.asep.com
2.) Hover your mouse over "Youth" near the top of the screen
3.) Click "View My Organization’s Coaching Education Requirements"
4.) Choose the Letter "P"
5.) Scroll down to the bottom and click on Prince George’s County Boys and Girls Club
6.) Choose the course of the sport that you intend to coach by clicking on the corresponding online course icon.
All Coaches and Assistant Coaches MUST have passed a Background Check and APT course and a Sports Specific Coaching Certification and Training Test (including the ASEP or USA Football Test) before they are allowed to coach. Once completed, you can apply for your santioned PGCBGC Coaches ID Badge that must be worn at all times while on the field.
This must be taken care of before your season begins. You will NOT be allowed to coach WITHOUT your PGCBGC ID Badge.
Coaches cannot be on the field or court without a PGCBGC issued Official Photo ID Badge.
To obtain a PGCBGC Official Photo ID Badge-
All Coaches MUST:
Coaches are responsible for making sure all players on a team are registered and have been issued an PGCBGC issued Official Laminated ID Card (Yellow Card).
Your Players MUST:
Please follow the appropriate steps to avoid confusion or the possibility of a forfeited game or season.
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