Please note that deadlines have changed: the deadline for new volunteers to obtain their clearances has been moved from July 1 to Aug. 25. All other deadlines remain the same: Dec. 31, 2015, for existing employees; and July 1, 2016, for existing volunteers.

Click on the following links to go directly to the registration pages for Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114 clearances.

Act 34 – The Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check (Fee waived)

The PA State Police use a web-based computer application for which you must use a credit card to pay the fee. The results will not be mailed. You must return to the ePatch site and print your criminal history check results.

Act 151 – Child Abuse Report (Fee waived)

Complete only Section No. 1 of Form CY-113, enclose a $10 money order and mail the form to Childline and Abuse Registry, Department of Public Welfare, PO Box 8170, Harrisburg PA 17105-8170. It will take about one month for the form to be processed and results returned to you.

For status of a request, please call the Department of Public Welfare, Childline and Abuse Registry at (717) 783-6211

Act 114 – FBI Criminal History Report (Fee reduced: see site)

Applicants MUST register prior to going to an approved fingerprint site (locations)

To register, call Cogent at 888-439-2486 or go to their Web site and register online.

After fingerprinting is complete, you must present the confirmation page (showing your Registration ID#) to the Superintendent’s Office so your FBI results can be accessed via the Cogent electronic system.

Pennsylvania Department of Education’s background check information page

Volunteers must also obtain clearances – volunteer coaches must obtain all three clearances as noted above. Volunteers, like chaperones and classroom volunteers, need only Act 34 and 151 if they have continuously resided in the state of Pennsylvania for ten years.

For volunteers, the following documents may be useful:

Protecting PA’s Children- What Adult Volunteers Working With Children Ne…

Schools — Child Abuse Policy 806 – KKAL (2)

whatiscan – this document helps one understand what child abuse is.