Also refer to Our Games Our Code sectionVetting online is a quick process.
You apply online to the GAA, and the NVB performs the vetting. The NVB will provide you with an online vetting process to complete. Once completed and vetted, you will receive a vetting letter by email, and you should forward the letter to club.
First item: Complete the Application on-line use the link at Step 2 (blue section) below. Then wait for instruction in email from the NVB.
To complete the form, you need your GAA ID and two proofs of identification as per list below.
Contact us for your GAA ID if not known.
To complete the first form you need to have two proofs
Vetting in the GAA
The GAA has a long established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association. This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in the GAA, in a voluntary or paid role.
Vetting services for the Association are currently overseen by the National Childrens Office in Croke Park while Comhairle Uladh acts on our behalf in coordinating AccessNI services.
Our international units adhere to the legislative vetting and police background checks that are required in the jurisdiction in which they operate.
The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 - 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and from that date a statutory obligation was placed upon the GAA to ensure that all persons who on our behalf undertook ‘relevant work’ with children has been vetted prior to taking up that role in Ireland.
The term ‘relevant work’ in the GAA includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.
The Act also established the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) to oversee the e-vetting services previously administered by the Garda Central Vetting Unit.
In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. Thereafter, each club shall decide if other roles merit a person being vetted.
Any person who was working with children in the GAA prior to the commencement of the Act and was not previously vetted for that role may continue in that capacity but must apply as a matter of priority to be vetted by the GAA under what is termed ‘retrospective vetting’. This term and these conditions are allowed for in the Act.
It is now a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited. It is also a breach of GAA rule if you are working with children or vulnerable adults on behalf of the Association and have not been vetted.
Vetting for a member of the GAA involves 3 easy to follow steps as follows:
Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.
GAA Membership No. can be requested from Club Secretary and Club Registrar.
You and your Club Secretary will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.
Source of information = http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/vetting
This full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found on the GAA E-Vetting ID Form