Clearances

 PDE
Act 34 PA State Police Request for Criminal Records Check or direct file by clicking here

Act 151 Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance or direct file by clicking here

Act 114 Federal Criminal History Record Information Click Here (enter service code 1KG6XN)
 
Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form  

Act 168 Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Form 
 
Employee Clearance Procedures/Required Employment Forms

The Child Protective Services Law, under Act 153 of 2014, requires all School District employees, contractors, and volunteers having routine, direct contact with children to obtain new clearances every 60 months (five years). Clearances include child abuse, state and federal criminal history checks.

In addition, the Commonwealth of PA, pursuant to Act 168 of 2014, requires applicants who would be employed by or in a school entity, in a position involving direct contact with children, to satisfy the Act’s requirement of providing information related to sexual misconduct/abuse, by completing sexual misconduct/abuse disclosure release forms.

Below are instructions for obtaining clearances and completing the required forms. 

ACT 34/PA STATE POLICE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
     ● https://epatch.state.pa.us/ Click on “Submit A New Record Check”.
     ● Read and Accept Terms and Conditions.
     ● Choose “Individual Request”.
     ● Select “Employment” for the reason for request entry; complete forms as instructed.
     ● Results are typically instantaneous unless they are “under review”, in which case note your          reference number and the date of the application. Use this information to check back on              the “epatch” website periodically until your results are available.
     ● Print clearance, making sure to click all the way through to the “certification form” button.              The document you print must show your SSN, DOB, etc. and will have the State seal in the          background. We will not accept the “Receipt” and you will not receive a copy in the mail.
     ● Pay with credit/debit card ($22.00 as of 12/1/17).

ACT 151/PA CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE
     ● https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
     ● Create an individual account with a valid email address. You will be asked for a Keystone             ID#. This is a number you must create using the parameters. You will receive an email                 with a temporary password to log in and you will be prompted to create your own                         password. Once this is done, log into your account, accept the terms and conditions and             complete the process.
     ● For application purpose, select “School Employee”.
     ● Complete all additional information.
     ● Once process is completed, within 14 days you will receive an email with an ID number                informing you that your report is ready to review. To access and print out the results, log in          using the same password you created when applying.
     ● The response time may be immediate if done online (be sure to print results) or it can take          up to two weeks for the results to be mailed.
     ● Pay with credit/debit card ($13.00 as of 7/01/18).

ACT 114/FBI FEDERAL CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
     ● https://www.identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania
     ● Scroll down to Enrollment Services and select digital fingerprinting.
     ● Enter 1KG6XN as the Service Code.
     ● Click on Schedule/Manage Appointment.
     ● Enter required information on screens.
     ● Based on your zip code, you will be given a list of IdentoGo Service Centers. Click on the            location where you would like to go to be fingerprinted. You can make an appointment                  online or click walk-in.
     ● Print the Service Summary Page. You will need to bring this page and identification with              you to your appointment.
     ● The current cost is $23.85 (as of 01/01/2019)