Jiu Jitsu background
Who needs to provide their background check?
Black Belt Certificate applicants that reside in the US (first application and renewal).
Professors and instructors who apply for an academy registration with USBJJF (first application and renewal).
Why is IBJJF/USBJJF requiring a background check?
The background check is one more action taken by USBJJF / IBJJF in an effort to increase the safety of BJJ practitioners inside academies and tournaments.
How to request your background check?
You can apply for your background check online through the SSCI website. You will need to provide your full name, date of birth, address, SSN or other form of identification.
Background check fee:
The fee for the background check is $18.50 and it is paid directly to SSCI. SSCI is responsible for running the tests and informing IBJJF the results. Background check process may take up to 5 business days.
Disqualifications based on the background check:
A person should be disqualified and prohibited from serving as a volunteer/professor/certified Black Belt if the person has been found guilty of the following crimes:
For purposes of this policy; Guilty shall mean that a person was found guilty following a trial, entered a guilty plea, entered a no contest plea accompanied by a court finding of guilt (regardless of adjudication), or received court directed programs in lieu of conviction.