How to Become Kid Safe

Get Certified

To obtain your Photographers for Kid Safety Certification and Credentials please complete the following steps: 


1) Visit the NCSI website and enter the following info: 

  • Self Registration Number: 87170010 
  • Please provide the requested information

2)  You will receive a separate email with the instructions necessary to receive your Photographers for Kid Safety certificate and photo ID credentials. 



** If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call the National Center for Safety Initiatives at 866-833-7100 

FAQs + Tips

How long does it take?

The background check generally takes 10 business days to complete and you may check your status on NCSI's - Check Your Background Screening Status page


Issues?

If you have any questions or problems submitting your information, please call the National Center for Safety Initiatives at 866-833-7100 


Why do I need a background check?

Photographers for Kid Safety has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our programs. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to background screening for our members.


Why does NCSI need my email address?

National Center for Safety Initiatives will contact you directly if there are any questions, problems or issues related to your specific information. An email address is required when completing the background check as our contact with you will largely be electronic. Please be sure to add ncsisafe.com to your list of acceptable domains in your email program to receive notifications from us. ​


Please use your legal name:

It is important when entering your name, that you use your full legal name as written on your driver’s license or passport/birth certificate if you do not have a driver’s license. Please also verify that your social security number was typed correctly. Using nicknames or failing to type a correct social security number may delay or invalidate your background check.