Background Check & Safe Play

Requirement for all Certified Coaches in the USA
along with the Safe Sport Initiative

Thanks for helping us maintain a safe environment for our students. 

Thanks for helping us maintain a safe environment for our students.  You’ll need to have a current Background Check on file at PTR.  These are valid for 2 years.  You also have to have completed the Safe Play module (90 minute video).  If you have already completed a background check, you can submit a copy to PTR.  Then you’ll still need to complete Safe Play (see below link)     If you need to obtain a Background Check and Safe Play, there are two easy ways to obtain yours

  1. We suggest you use the PTR site at National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI) and when you complete the process, PTR will be notified right away.The fee for the NCSI Background Screen AND the Safe Sport module is $30 which you can pay with a credit card during the screening.

    If you have done your Background Check and only need the Safe Sport, you will see a link below for that, and you will submit $10 for that.

    Click on “Start Your Background Screening Now.” Complete 3 easy steps:  

    Step 1: Click on the appropriate URL 

    Background Screen + Safe Play Training $30: 

    Background Screen $25:

    Safe Play Training $10:

    Step 2: Create or login to an existing SportsEngine Account

    Step 3: Enter Your Information as Requested

    Step 4: Provide Legal Authorization and Certification

    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).  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. Please be sure to add to your list of acceptable domains in your email program to receive notifications from us. 

    Once you have submitted your information you will receive a confirmation page with a 16 digit Applicant ID Number. The background check generally takes 7-10 business days to come back and you may check your status on their website  "Check Your Background Screening Status" link at

     If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please or call NCSI at (440) 542-9690 or toll free (866) 833-7100. 

    You will be notified once your background check is complete.  And we will also notify PTR as well.     

  2. Another option for your Background Check and Safe Play is to register for the USTA’s initiative - Net Generation at you can complete the Background Check at no charge and then proceed to Safe Play. Then send a copy of your completion to the PTR office.

** Click here for Step by Step instructions **
** Click here for a video Tutorial **
** Click here for a sample compliance report **

Thanks for your cooperation in keeping our sport safe.  
We appreciate your participation in this important process.