What is the fail criteria for background screening conducted under the RAPIDGate Program?

  1. Commercial Background Screenings

    The program’s commercial background screenings are conducted on all program applicants and participants. The commercial background screenings will produce a “fail” result for findings or convictions reported as far back as records are available:

    • Felony convictions within the last 10 years.
    • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor).
    • Searched watch listis (OFAC, ICE, Interpol, etc.). 
    • Registered Sex Offenders.
    • Social Security Number not validated.
       
  2. Government Database Checks

    In addition to the commercial background screenings, the program also processes government database checks, currently consisting of queries of the National Crime Information Center (“NCIC”) and Interstate Identification Index (“III”), on program applicants and participants for participating Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard facilities. The government database checks will produce a “fail” result for these findings:

    • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g. felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
      • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available.
    • Persons released from prison or on probation within five years after a felony conviction..
    • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor).
    • Searched watch files including, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorists (KST) file, Immigration Violator File, Foreign Fugitive File, Violent Person File, etc.
    • Registered Sex Offenders.

Convictions within the last 10 years:

- All other felony convictions and lack of government crime classification (e.g., felony vs. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction vs. dismissal)

3. Certain disqualifying events will not be eligible for a waiver by the Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy:

  • Felony convictions, and lack of Government crime classification (e.g., felony v. misdemeanor) or disposition (e.g., conviction v. dismissal) for:
    • Rape, Child Molestation, Human Trafficking, Espionage, Sabotage, Treason, and Terrorism. As far back as records are available.
  • Persons released from prison or on probation within five years after a felony conviction
  • Wanted persons – Open criminal warrants (felony and misdemeanor)
  • Searched watch files including, Known or Appropriately Suspected Terrorists (KST) file, Immigration Violator File, Foreign Fugitive File, Violent Person File, etc.
  • Registered Sex Offenders

If you have any questions, please contact RAPIDGate Customer Support at 1.877.727.4342 or info@rapidgate.com