Background Screening Policy

As part of Alpine Canada Alpin's (ACA) Safe Sport initiatives, mandatory background screening has been implemented to enhance the safety of the training and competition environments for all athletes in our sport. (PSO) and club programs.

Conducting background screening of a Canadian ski coaches assists in the selection of safe, honest and ethical individuals reducing the potential risks to athletes and employers.

Policy statement

Alpine Canada Coach Education as a department withing ACA, mandates the application of this policy to all ACA-CSC accredited coaches as of the 2017-2018 season. To ensure consistency, ACA has engaged Sterling BackCheck to undertake the formal screening process. Only background checks obtained through this service will be accepted.

Background checks are valid for a two (2) year duration.

Where to Get your Background Check

ACA has partnered with Sterling BackCheck to provide a police background check service. ACA would like ALL active coaches to use this service, only background checks obtained through this service will be accepted.

The cost for this service is offered at a discounted rate $25.00 (plus taxes).

Members can access Sterling BackCheck via the following link To get started, please select Alpine Canada Alpin, then your respective Provincial or Territorial organization. Please ensure you have your ACA-CSC Coach Education ID number (formerly CSCF ID number) accessible as you will require it for registration purposes.

Access to Results

You will be notified by email from Sterling Backcheck of your result within 48 hours. In addition, ACA will receive a copy of the results.

Results of the criminal record check will be recorded in the ACA-Canadian Ski Coaches (ACA-CSC) database and will be made available to club and PSO employers of professional and volunteer coaches working in ski racing programs across Canada. Employer access is provide through ACA-CSC Services log in from the ACA-CSC web site. Only recognized organizations are permitted Partner Services account access.