Background Check Policy

The Jean Jacques Machado BJJ Association implements the use of background checks as part of the approval process. The background checks we conduct comply with federal laws under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as applicable laws within the State of California, USA.

Background checks will include:

  • Identity Verification: validates the applicant's date of birth, address, citizenry, and other information to verify the identify the applicant;
  • Personal and Professional References: references identified on the application will be contacted, including verification of BJJ rank lineage if applicable;
  • Criminal History: includes review of criminal convictions and probation. The following factors will be considered for applicants with a criminal history: (a) The nature of the crime; (b) The time since the conviction; (c) The number of convictions; (d) Whether approving the applicant would pose an unreasonable risk to the Association's brand, reputation, students, vendors or associates.

Revised October 18, 2016