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Email training@trma.org or call training center at 815-744-3884

Email training@trma.org or call training center at 815-744-3884

Logon to your account, select reports, attendance and registrations

Once registration is complete a confirmation is listed on bottom of screen.
Credit card transactions are not posted until the day of training, therefore, receipts are available the date of training. Receipts for background searches are available immediately after placing the order. Log on and select the receipt icon.
After logging in to your TRMA account, select Training on the top header bar. Scroll to Cancellations. Search for the registration by either the current user who completed the registration or by the social security number/badge number of the student. Once you have found the student name, click on the edit marker in front of the name. A menu will appear to allow the selection of either a cancellation or rescheduling the class.
After logging in to your TRMA account, select Training on the top header bar. Scroll to Cancellations. Search for the registration by either the current user who completed the registration or by the social security number/badge number of the student. Once you have found the student name, click on the edit marker in front of the name. A menu will appear to cancel registration.
Student is already registered. Confirm by running a report; attendance and registration.
  • Course not available on the date selected.
  • Student already has training and is not eligible for re-training.
If registering for BOP/BOPR, one site (plus Fall Protection Hand-On training is allowed.) If BOP/BOPR is current, site specific training can be taken any day of the week between the hours of 6:30 am to 1:30 pm
Invoicing is based on account activity. Most accounts are pay at registration by credit card. Call 815-744-3884 to determine if your account meets the criteria for invoicing.
Contact accounting@trma.org or call accounting at 815-531-3608.
  • Your TRMA ID card shows all training with their corresponding expiration dates.
  • Log on to www.training.trma.org and view individual trainee history.
Replacements are issued at the training center. Students must have a valid ID.
NASAP stands for The North American Substance Abuse Program. The database is maintained by the Houston Area Safety Council in conjunction with the six approved Third Party Administrators, TPAs.
To provide a safe and substance-free contractor workforce while protecting employee rights and privacy. NASAP includes a process for rehabilitation and keeps individuals that test positive from moving between contractor companies without successfully completing an approved rehabilitation program.
NASAP reduces unnecessary testing redundancy thereby reducing the overall administrative costs for both owners and contractors.
A copy of the of NASAP policy is available on the TRMA website at
NASAP Policy
Experienced, highly qualified, independent Third-Party Administrators (TPAs) will manage the NASAP program.
TPAs will administer the NASAP for participating employees of their contractor clients. Administration includes notification of required tests, specimen testing, database management, medical reviews, referrals to substance abuse professionals for rehabilitation and maintaining status information for employees. Additionally, TPAs train appropriate contractor employees that will be involved in administering the substance abuse program. TPAs will report employee statuses to the central database and will coordinate with other TPAs as employees transfer to other employers.
The contractor should discuss with their TPA the collection facilities the contractor would like to use. The TPA will contact the collection facilities to discuss the procedures for handling the specimen. The employee should contact their employer to find out what collection facility they should go to.
ASAP Drug Solutions, DISA, First Advantage, Kress, Inc., S2Verify, and InfoMart See the TRMA website under “NASAP Program” for information about each TPA. It is important for Contractors to comparison shop for the TPA that best suits their needs regarding fees and pricing, convenience of collection facilities, etc. The TPAs listed are national organizations and will work with you to find the most convenient collection locations.
TRMA provides a drug-screen look-up function for contractors and manufacturers through the training database. The database is the same software through which contractors order background checks, register for training, check training history, etc.
  • Establishing a business relation with a NASAP TPA,
  • Having employees sign a one-time Global Release form and sending these to the selected TPA. If signed Global Release forms are not on file, employee NASAP status cannot be uploaded.
  • Ensuring that employees have been tested in accordance with the NASAP, and
  • Ensuring that employees are active in the NASAP database by doing a drug screen look-up before sending workers for substance abuse testing and/or the worksite. (Note: manufacturers may use gate-check procedures to ensure NASAP eligibility. Non-eligible employees will be denied access.)
Ongoing compliance includes conducting random and other required tests per the TPA, ensuring that Contractor employee rosters are updated to the TPA at least monthly upon TPA request, ensuring that employees new to the NASAP have signed global consent forms sent to the TPA, etc.
There may be several reasons why a worker is “Inactive”. Logon to your TPA’s account to see reason for the “Inactive” designation.
AmSty, Bunge Loders Croklaan, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery, INEOS Joliet, LLC (formerly Flint Hills Resources) ,Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry), INEOS Styrolution America, and Stepan Company
CITGO Petroleum Lemont Refinery is the only facility that accepts a valid TWIC card in place of a background check.
A background search consists of the following elements:
  • Social Security Number Trace to determine past addresses
  • Motor Vehicle Record Search
  • Prohibited Parties Database Search (Patriot Act)
  • County Criminal History Search for the previous seven (7) years in each county where the applicant resided during the seven (7) years
  • Federal Criminal Search for the previous seven (7) years in each Federal District with jurisdiction over the county where the applicant resided for the previous seven (7) years
  • Sex Offender Criminal Search
Each worker needs to have a background check every two (2) years

What do Contractor Companies need to do prior to requesting background checks? Each contractor company will have to set up an account with S2Verify before they can request background checks for their workers. The necessary forms and instructions are available on the TRMA website at

http://www.trma.org/pdf/BCG_ordering.pdf.  

When does a Contractor Company need to request a background check? A background check needs to be ordered prior to registering for safety training to work at one of the manufacturers that require background checks.

The training registration system will prompt the contractor to request a background check if the worker has not had one in the previous two (2) years and a background check is required to work at the plant.

Background checks are requested by logging on to the TRMA training website as if you were going to register a worker for training. Select the Background Screening curriculum after the worker’s ID and payment method is selected (Credit Card is required – the invoicing option will not work for ordering background checks). After the background check is ordered, you may select another payment method and curriculum to complete the training registration. Detail instructions are at

http://threeriversman.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Registration.pdf
The background check must be requested by the employer.

The Contractor (employer) must have authorization from the worker to request a background check. A sample Consent Form was provided by S2Verify at the time the Contractor account user ID and password were sent to the Contractor. A sample Consent form is also available on the TRMA website at

https://trma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/S2Verify-Consent-Form.pdf. The worker must complete and sign the Consent form prior to the employer ordering the background check. The Contractor is required to keep the Consent form for three (3) years.

The following worker information is needed to request a background check:

  • Full legal name
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License Number & State of Issue
  • Current Address (street, city, state and zip code)
  • Date of birth (month, day and year) must be 18 years old

It typically takes one (1) to two (2) business days. The employer’s company contact will receive an email from S2Verify when the background check has been completed and the report is ready to review.

The worker can report to work after the background check has been ordered. It is not necessary to wait for the results of the background search before reporting to work but the employer must check the results to verify the employee meets the owner’s criteria.

The employer is responsible for reviewing the results of the background check for each worker. If a worker does not meet the owner’s criteria, the employer is responsible for removing the worker from the worksite immediately.

The worker must have a U.S. issued social security number in order to have a background check ordered. For non U.S. resident workers, the employer needs to contact the manufacturer to discuss this situation.

The results of the background check will be posted to the employer’s account on the S2Verify website. The employer must log on to S2Verify using the user ID and password provided by S2Verify.

Only the employer will have access to the results of the background checks. Each employer decides what employees will be authorized to see the results of the background checks.

A graded score will be assigned to the background check report to make it easier for the employer to interpret the results. Each manufacturer will determine the acceptable graded score to work at their site and will communicate this score to each Contractor. The worker meets the manufacturer’s criteria if the worker’s score is at or below the owner’s criteria.

For example, if Plant A selects a graded score of 02 and the worker report grades at a 0, 01 or a 02 – then the worker meets the criteria to work at Plant A. If the worker’s score is a 03 or higher, then the worker does not meet the owner’s criteria. The employer will also have access to the full background check report.

Facility

Graded Score

AmSty

01

Bunge Loders Croklaan

01

CITGO Petroleum - Lemont

01

Dow Chemical

01

ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery

04

INEOS Joliet, LLC

01

INEOS Styrolution America

01

Nouryon – Morris Plant

06

Solvay

02

Stepan Company

01

S2Verify will assign a graded score to the background check report to make it easier for the employer to interpret the results. The numeric values assigned are based on the convictions reported during the past seven (7) years. Below is a brief explanation of each graded score.


00 – Clean record, no convictions found
01 – One or more “non-violent” misdemeanors found
02 – One or more “violent” misdemeanors found
03 – One or more “lesser” felonies found
04 – One or more “violent” misdemeanors and one or more “lesser” felonies found
05 – One or more “higher” felonies found
06 – One or more “higher” felonies and one or more “violent misdemeanors found
07 – Found on the current Patriot Act List (specially designated nationals, terrorists, narcotics traffickers, blocked person, etc.)

No. The plant owner does not need to know the results. The Employer is responsible to ensure each worker working at the plant owner’s site meets the owner’s criteria. If the worker doesn’t meet the owner’s criteria, the employer and the employee may want to discuss the issue with the manufacturer and request a variance.

Workers have the right to see the results of their background check and can appeal the findings on the report. The Contractor (employer) and/or the worker should contact the provider to discuss.

The Contractors, in ordering and using Background Check Reports for employment purposes, shall comply with its obligations under the applicable federal laws, including but not limited to: the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA); and the applicable state laws. Contractors should contact S2Verify for specific guidance.

The fee for the Background Check is $60 per worker payable via credit card at the time the order is placed on the TRMA website.

There is no cost to establish a background check account with S2Verify.

Contact S2Verify to set up a NABSC account. An addition $10 fee will be assessed per screening.