Each and every club should have at least three members that are Youth Certified. Every activity that involves minors or other youth should be equipped with volunteers that have gone through the Youth Certification process, and successfully earned their YC badge.
 
 
The process of becoming Youth Certified is an easy one.
 

Step 1 - Complete Application

 
Download the District 5340 Youth Volunteer Application and complete it. Scan and email it to YPO@Rotary5340.org, or mail it to the District 5340 office at 2247 San Diego Avenue, Suite 236, San Diego, CA 92110. 
 

Step 2 - Background Check

 
District 5340 has setup a special background check portal with IntelliCorp, a trusted third-party verification service that works with Rotary clubs and districts across North America. The service includes the following checks:
 
  • Social Security Number (SSN) Verification 
  • Validated Multi-State Criminal Super Search Database
  • Validated Nationwide Sex Offender Registry
  • Validated Department of Corrections
  • Government Sanctions – Terrorist Search
  • Single County Criminal Search
 
IntelliCorp does NOT pull credit reports, and has in place strict controls that adhere to Fair Credit Reporting Act. To begin, simply visit youthcertify.candidatedirect.net and enter password rotary5340. Cost of the service is $12.95 plus any applicable county fees, which can be paid securely online. While most courts charge a nominal fee (in many cases, $4-8), we have heard of reports of significantly higher court charges. Unfortunately, these costs are imposed by individual court systems for performing the background check. Should you have any questions, please contact the individual courts.
 

Step 3 - Online Training and Testing

 
The final step is completing an online training program hosted by the North American Youth Exchange Network, commonly known as NAYEN. NAYEN is a Regional Association representing 167 districts, in Canada, Mexico and the United States, which are involved in Rotary Youth Exchange. The training is free, and followed by an online quiz that is reported to the District Youth Protection Officer.
 
After your affidavit and IntelliCorp screening are processed, you will be sent a unique link to complete the NAYEN training. The training must be completed before earning your new Youth Certification.
 
NOTE: Due to popular demand, District 5340 is extending the sunset date of the current Youth Certification to September 30, 2017. This will give us time to process the volunteers going through the new Youth Certification process.
 
All new Youth Certifications will be valid until June 30, 2019. If you have questions about the YC process, please contact Charles "Doug" Clements (Rotary Club of Valley Center), District Youth Protection Officer at  ypo@rotary5340.org with any questions.