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College policy stipulates that all Program Representatives (including faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and other members of the Smith community) who may have direct and unsupervised contact with children must pass the Minor Safety Certification prior to working with minors.

There are three parts to the Minor Safety Certification process:

  1. Pass a background check
  2. Minor Safety Training
  3. Acceptance of Guide to Working with Minors guidelines.

Minor Safety Certification is valid for four years and applies to all college programs and activities.

A Program Representative will receive an automated email from Minor Safety Registration and Certification System, Ideal-Logic, Smith's Minor Safety system when they are added to a program. They will log into the system and follow the instructions to complete the registration, training, and guidelines acceptance.

Background checks are completed through Accurate Background LLC and program representatives may be sent via a separate will receive an email request to access the secure portal. Please contact the HR Operations Team at if you have questions.