• Directions for Obtaining Clearances

    All clearances are good for 5 years from the oldest date of the 3 clearances.

    How to obtain new clearances:



    Website: https://epatch.state.pa.us

    On gray toolbar, click “record check”, choose “new record”.

    Follow instructions filling out application and making payment. The current cost is $8.00. Beginning December 1, 2017 the cost will be $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


    FBI CLEARANCE - IDEMIA - 1-844-321-2101

    1. Register online or by phone.
    2. Online: https://uenroll.identogo.com
    3. Enter Service Code 1KG6XN
    4. Click: Schedule or Manage an appointment - the top of the screen should say "1KG6XN Pennsylvania PDE-School Districts"
    5. Fill in the information on the page and click next. Follow through completing all of the pages.
    6. On the last page you will schedule your fingerprint appointment.
    7. Payment in the amount of $22.60 will be made at the fingerprint site by credit card, money order or check.
    8. Be sure to bring your ID with you to the fingerprint site.


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


     You will need to create a log-in before applying. The cost of the clearance is $8.00. After you apply for the child clearance, you will receive an email confirming your application. You will print out your child abuse clearance when it is ready, you do not need to wait for it to come in the mail.