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

In addition to the USPC background check: Complete the additional Release Form and send the physically signed forms to by one of the following methods:

  1. Encrypted email to Kathleen Davis at
  2. Fax to the attention of Kathleen Davis at 800-361-8607
  3. Postal mail to:
         Kathleen Davis
         155 Tri County Boulevard, Suite 150
         Cincinnati, OH 45246

NOTE: The required local search for the U.S. Virgin Islands has an additional fee of $57.00, and takes 6 – 12 days to complete.

Return to the Background Check page to complete the Pony Club background check.