BACKGROUND CHECK INSTRUCTIONS

These instructions are as per the Recreation Background Check Policy posted on our website. Please read the full policy. It is critical this process be followed and that the Criminal History Fingerprint and Background Name Check Consent And Release of Liability Form be notarized and completed as per the steps below.

  • INITIAL Background Check which is a FINGERPRINT check and the:
  • SUPPLEMENTAL check which is a RENEWALcheck ONLY for those that previously had a FINGERPRINT check with Chatham Recreation.

Instructions:

Questions? Please contact Chatham Recreation at 973-635-7066 or email cnauta@chathamrecreation.org.

Initial Background CheckFingerprint Check:

  • All categories noted within I-A (Coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, staff assistants or any individual that may have supervisory responsibility for underage children that are involved with any of the club or recreation sports programs) who have not had a fingerprint background check with Chatham Recreation will need to complete this process.
  • Prior to ANY coach, etc. receiving a FINGERPRINT check form/code from Chatham Recreation:coaches, assistants, etc. will need to complete the Criminal History Fingerprint and Background Name Check Consent And Release of Liability Form (Appendix 1). This form will be available on the Chatham Recreation website at chathamrecreation.org under Fingerprint Backgrounds.
  • This form after completion, is to be returned to Chatham Recreation at 54 Fairmount Ave. The form must be the original notarized form.
  • Upon receipt of this form by Chatham Recreation, the individual will receive the New Jersey Universal Fingerprint Form to schedule a fingerprint appointment.
  • Upon completion of the fingerprints, the coded form is to be returned to Chatham Recreation.
  • Fingerprint results will be sent directly from the state to Chatham Recreation. They are usually received within about 7 business days.

Supplemental Background Check ? Renewal of those having the original Fingerprint Check

  • All categories noted within I-A (Coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, staff assistants or any individual that may have supervisory responsibility for underage children that are involved with any of the club or recreation sports programs) who have had a fingerprint background check with Chatham Recreation will need to complete this process.
  • Coaches, assistants, etc. will need to complete the Criminal History Fingerprint and Background Name Check Consent And Release of Liability Form (Appendix 1). This form is available on the Chatham Recreation website at chathamrecreation.org under Fingerprint Backgrounds – Consent/Release of Liability. Go to that page and click on the form to print.
  • Coaches, assistants, etc. will need to complete the New Jersey State Police Form (Appendix 3). This form will be available in the Chatham Recreation Office, 54 Fairmount, by regular mail, can be distributed at meetings and/or at ?scheduled renewal days?. This form can NOT be submitted for processing without the notarized Consent And Release of Liability Form.