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Background Screening

In order to protect our children and youth, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and insurance policy requires all churches/schools/clubs to screen backgrounds on every volunteer and worker who works directly with children and youth under the age of 18. Our greatest desire is to assist each church/school/club in doing what is prudent, legal and necessary in order to protect them.

SIX MONTH RULE. If you have just moved to the area, or recently changed your church membership, you will not be approved until six months have passed. The same applies if you volunteer at your school or club. This allows the church/school/club time to get to know you.

REFERENCES. All volunteers are required to submit four references that are not family members, one of which must be a pastor.

Find out more about the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists background screening policy here: