Access NI


Access NI is the system for the disclosure of an individual’s criminal history to help organisations make safer recruitment decisions. It was established in April 2008 by the Northern Ireland Office as a result of the introduction in Northern Ireland of Part V of the Police Act 1997.

For Cricket Clubs it is essential that anyone with regular or continuous contact with children to be Access NI Checked, steps below:

(Access NI applications cannot be processed until ID has been verified, See below)


Application Steps

    1. Person to be vetted creates a log in:
    2. Apply for an enhanced check through a registered Body using:
      • Umpires & Scorers – NW PIN – 196127
      • Coaches & Club Personnel – NW PIN – 933240


ID Verification Applicant Steps


EITHER / Direct to NWCU: 

  1. Have 1 x Group 1 ID & 2 x Group 2 ID’s to hand
  2. Complete this ID Validation Online Form 
  3. Your club welfare officer will be contacted to verify they have seen your actual ID documents.

OR / Via Club Liaison Officer/Welfare Officer:


Certificate issued: 

  1. Email the link to share the certificate to who will issue a confirmation letter with a up to 3 year expiry date.
  2. Once the Letter is issued, use the Cricket Ireland Letter as evidence of vetting. 



Please Note:

  • ID Documents will be held for 90 days for auditing purposes.
  • As part of the application process Cricket Ireland will request a disclosure in relation to all applicants.
  • As part of the application process applicants should be aware that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.
  • Policies in relation to Access NI be viewed here: Access NI – Cricket Ireland