Background Check Information

Background Check Information

Any group participating in WGI events is required to obtain a national criminal background check (or some satisfactory equivalent for country or locale) for any adult instructional and managerial staff having regular contact with or authority over participants. 

Background checks shall be performed at the discretion of the participating group’s director, but in no event less than every two years.

WGI has teamed up with OneSource. OneSource provides quick, compliant, and affordable background screening and is willing to set up accounts for individual groups or marching arts circuits.

New account set-up fees will be waived ($99 savings), and you will have access to “partner pricing” for the TotalCheck Screening Package. The process of setting up your account may take a couple of days, so please allow plenty of time.

All participating groups shall keep on file records of required national criminal background checks for adults subject to this policy and provide this documentation to WGI upon demand through regular and/or random audits. These do not need to be uploaded to the director’s dashboard. 

School districts and educational institutions background checks can fulfill these requirements; however, if a school district/educational institution does not have a requirement for such background checks, the participating group must comply with this WGI requirement.

For more information on Group Requirement Deadlines click here.