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Background Check

Applies to:

  • Registered Practitioners
  • Certified Professionals
  • ML-1 Assessors

Important Note:

  • In order to participate on an ML-2 or higher assessment, the commercial background check is insufficient. For those assessments, all team members must have clearance (see below).

Background Check Requirements

  • Must be through a CMMC-AB approved provider (coming soon)
  • Required before an assessment is scheduled on the CMMC-AB website

Background Check Inclusions

  1. U.S. Citizenship Verification
  2. Criminal (Misdemeanor & Felony)
  3. AKA Check
  4. Federal Criminal
  5. National Sex Offender Registry
  6. Prohibited Parties
  7. Social Security Trace
  8. Social Security Validation
  9. Widescreen Plus
  10. Motor Vehicle Records check
  11. Employment (previous 7 years)
  12. Education verification
  13. 7-year residential history
  14. Prior Military
  15. Professional license/certification verification if applicable

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Security Clearances

Applies to:

  • CA-2 and above assessors
  • Selected members of the CMMC-AB Staff
  • Any professional participating in an ML-2 and above assessments under the supervision of an CA-3 or CA-5 Assessor

Important Note:

  • In order to participate on an ML-2 or higher assessment, the commercial background check is insufficient. For those assessments, all team members must have clearance (see below).

Acceptable Clearance

  • NAC - National Agency Check
  • DHS Suitability
  • Other DoD Accepted Clearance

What if my employees or potential contractors do not currently have a clearance?

  • The CMMC-AB will provide a mechanism for clearance applications though the Accreditation Body. The details are not yet finalized and will be published on this page when they are complete.

U.S. Persons

Per EAR Part 772 AND ITAR Part 120.15, a U.S. Person can be any:

(1.) individual granted U.S. citizenship status; or
(2.) individual granted U.S. permanent residence (Green Card); or
(3.) individual granted “protected person” status; or
(4.) corporation/business/organization/group incorporated in the United States under U.S. law; or
(5.) any part of U.S. government

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U.S. Citizens

U.S. citizenship is attained either by birth or by naturalization, the legal procedure that a qualified person must satisfy in order to be accepted as a citizen.

Federal law provides that those who are born in any of the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the former Panama Canal Zone, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and Guam are all native-born citizens, including the children of an American Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or any other tribal member.

Get In Touch

Please contact us if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns (such as ethical concerns) regarding the CMMC-AB ecosystem. Due to high demand, there may be a delay of several days before our team responds.