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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I conduct a background check for a ministry volunteer/staff person?

Each church needs to be registered with Trak-1 to do background checks within their congregation.  To get registered, go to United Methodist Insurance. When you get there, go to the RESOURCES tab.  Drop down the menu and click on Background Screening - A Loss Prevention Tool.  Now click on the TRAK 1 logo to be routed to the log in/new user page.

New user?  Click on GET STARTED.  Returning customer?  Sign in.

If you need assistance, please contact Frank Dunnewind frank@awfumc.org 1.888.873.3127.

What is the cost for background checks?

$9.00 for a basic Broadscreen background check and $14.50 for a Broadscreen with motor vehicle registration check. 

How often do background checks need to be updated?

Every 2 years.

What is an authorization form (pertaining to background checks)?

An authorization form is a form that gives the church permission to run a background check on a person. If you are registered with Trak-1 you may use the one they provide or you may adapt the one in the Conference Safe Sanctuaries policy and procedure for your use.

Do I need a new authorization form when I do or redo a background check?

Yes. This enables the person to know you are updating the background check.

Where do I find the conference Safe Sanctuaries policy and procedures?

Visit the children’s ministry section under the heading “ministries" tab at the top of the site.  Then choose age level ministries; children.

Also click HERE to view all forms.

 

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