Some States have background requirements for volunteers that are either in addition to the USPC background check or are required in lieu of the USPC background check.  If your state is listed below, please read through the information and take the proper steps to complete your background check requirement as directed.



In lieu of the USPC background check: Pennsylvania has new laws, PA Act 153 of 2014 amended July 1, 2015 by PA Act 15 of 2015, requiring specific background check certifications for volunteers of youth serving organizations like Pony Club.

Adults (18 years of age or older) who apply for or hold an unpaid position as a volunteer with a program, activity or service responsible for the child’s welfare or having direct volunteer contact with children, are required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to complete and submit the required clearances prior to commencing their responsibilities. 

NOTE: Treasurers residing in Pennsylvania should follow instructions for our standard background check using the Fastrax Application link on the main Background Check page, and do NOT need to submit the clearances from the Pennsylvania page.

Read more and access the links to complete the requirements.

Virgin Islands

For individuals residing in the U.S. Virgin Islands, in addition to the standard background check, there is a local Saint Croix Criminal County check with an Exceptional Court Fee of $35.00, taking 6-12 days to complete.

Completion of the requirements to conduct the background check involves following several steps in a particular order.   
1.  Submit the traditional USPC background check through with its fee.  Please read the directions and tips for submitting the traditional background check on the main background check page.

  • If you have never completed a USPC background check, use the link found on the main background check page.
  • If you are renewing your USPC background check, use the link provided to you, or contact the USPC Compliance Coordinator for the link if you have not yet received it.

2. Once your background check has been submitted to, the USPC Compliance Coordinator will contact you with the forms and information to complete the Saint Croix Criminal County Check.

3.  Payment for the check MUST be made FIRST to the Accounting department at to cover the cost of the local Saint Croix Criminal County check.

  • You may either call to provide your payment by credit card, OR email a Credit Card Form (Fair Credit Reporting Disclosure).   The correct phone number and form will be sent to you by the Compliance Coordinator.

4. Once payment is made, complete and return the Volunteer Inquiry Release Form to by email or fax, so the local Saint Croix Criminal County check can be run.

  • The proper form, email and fax numbers will be sent to by the Compliance Coordinator.

Please contact the USPC Compliance Coordinator at with any questions, and for step-by-step instructions, links, and necessary forms.

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