Clearance Instructions

All three clearances should be submitted to Human Resources prior to the start of employment or volunteering.

Required Background Checks:

1. Pennsylvania State Criminal History Record
               Fee: $10 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (can be paid online with a credit card)
               Apply here

               Instructions           Instructions with Screenshots

2. Federal (FBI) Criminal History Report
               Fee: $27.75 payable to Cogent Systems (can be paid online with a credit card)
               Apply at www.pa.cogentid.com
               Please use the Department of Human Services, not the Department of Education

               Instructions          Instructions with Screenshots

3. Child Abuse Report
               Fee: $10 payable to the PA Department of Public Welfare (can be paid online with a credit card)
               Apply here

               Instructions          Instructions with Screenshots           Mail Form