The state of Pennsylvania requires three clearances for all volunteers, chaperones or employees.
PA CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE
Click on the button that says "New Volunteer Record Check". The cost for volunteers is waived.
Follow the instructions for filling out the application.
Click the button that says "Submit a New Record Check"
Accept the terms and conditions
Follow instructions for filling out the application and making payment. The current cost is $22.00.
After completing the application information and payment, a box will show that contains:
Control #, Name.............
Click on Control #
Click on Certification Form
Print Form - this is your background clearance
DHS Register online or by phone.
CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE
The application for the Child Abuse Clearance must be completed online at the following link:
You will need to create a log-in before applying. The cost of the clearance is $8.00. For volunteers, the cost will be waived. After you apply for the child abuse clearance, you will receive an email confirming your application. You will be able to print out your child abuse clearance when it is ready, you do not need to wait for it to come in the mail.