NSBE is committed to ensuring that our mission is supported by qualified advisors and other volunteers and that we continue to create a safe environment for our members.


Having the proper security procedures in place, such as requiring background checks for advisors, is essential for our NBSE members.

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If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child or yourself while participating in a NSBE program or event, please contact our Membership and Registration team at membership@nsbe.org.

Background Check Policy Language and FAQ

Policy Language

Background check screening will be required for all adults that interact with NSBE Jr  members. The background check will screen for child-related offenses, violent felonies, sexual offenses, and financial crimes (ex. embezzlement) committed within the last 10 years. Information discovered through the background check process will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating whether the applicant will be permitted to interact with NSBE Jr members. 


If the background check for a NSBE Jr. Advisor or other volunteer reveals any disqualifying offenses, the individual will not be permitted to facilitate NSBE Jr. chapter operations or attend any NSBE Jr. sponsored events. If a NSBE Jr. Advisor is disqualified and the chapter has more than one advisor, the second advisor will take over that chapter. If there are no other advisors, that chapter will be disenfranchised until further notice (no funding support, no scholarship eligibility for members, permission revoked to use the NSBE and NSBE Jr. trademarks, etc.)

Background Check FAQs

Click the link labeled Background Check Application inside of the Charter Chapter Application and follow the instructions. The process is simple.
Each applicant is responsible for the payment of their background check.
You can request to have your results sent to you by selecting “Send Me My Results” in the background check application. National background checks are completed within 24-48 hours. International background checks can take up to 2 weeks. However, keep in mind that receipt of your results does not mean you are qualified or disqualified. The decision is made by NSBE Chapter Charter and processing time is 15 business days.
If NSBE Chapter Charter determines that you are disqualified based on the results of your background checl.You will not be allowed to participate or receive benefits as an Advisor, Chaperone or volunteer of a NSBE Jr chapter. If there is no other qualified  advisor the chapter will be disenfranchised.
The background check screen is for child-related offenses, violent felonies, sexual offenses, and financial crimes (ex. embezzlement).
NSBE requires each applicant to submit a background check every 5 years.
All fees incurred for the background checks are non-refundable.
NSBE requires all applicants to complete our background checking processes.

For more information about the application process, we recommend visiting the  Applicant Support portal.

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