• The state of Pennsylvania requires three clearances for all volunteers, chaperones or employees.

    PA CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CLEARANCE

    Website:   https://epatch.state.pa.us
    Click on the button that says "New Volunteer Record Check". The cost for volunteers is waived.
    Follow the instructions for filling out the application.

    EMPLOYEES:
    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 FBI CLEARANCE - IDEMIA - 1-844-321-2101
    Register online or by phone.
    Online: https://uenroll.identogo.com/

    For employment: enter service code 1KG6XN
    For volunteers: enter service code 1KG6ZJ

    Click on "Schedule or Manage an appointment"
    For employment the screen should read "1KG6XN Pennsylvania PDE-School Districts
    For volunteers the screen should read "1KG6ZJ Pennsylvania DHS-Volunteer"

    Fill in the information on the page and click next. Follow through completing all of the pages.
    On the last page, you will schedule your fingerprint appointment.
    Payment in the amount of $25.25 will be made at the fingerprint site by credit card, money order or check.
    Be sure to bring your ID with you to the fingerprint site.

    The volunteer clearance is now done through Pennsylvania DHS-Volunteer.  The original FBI clearance must be shown at the school before anyone can volunteer.


    CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE

    The application for the Child Abuse Clearance must be completed online at the following link:

    https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/Public/Home

    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.