Links to Obtain Clearances

Paid Employees need all three clearances.

Volunteers need only the Child Abuse and State Police Clearance.  The FBI fingerprint clearance is not required for volunteers.

Everyone needs the PDE 6004.
 

Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance ($8)  [FREE for Volunteers]:  https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/public/home

Follow the instructions to create a Keystone ID account.  You must use an alpha character when you create your account.  (Example: N241968).  You may opt for paper submission by printing this form:  (CY113 Form)

If you are a PAID employee, the volunteer clearance is not acceptable. 

 

Act 34 – PA State Police Clearance ($8)  [FREE for Volunteers]:  https://epatch.state.pa.us
 
If you are a PAID employee, the volunteer clearance is not acceptable. 

 

Act 114 – FBI Fingerprint Clearance ($24.25):  https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pdeNew.htm

You must register through the Pennsylvania Department of Education link in Cogent.  FBI clearances through the Department of Public Welfare or other entities will not be accepted.  You must register BEFORE you go to be fingerprinted.  Fingerprint sites and hours of operation will be provided when you register.  Make sure that your registration number begins with PAE.

 

PDE 6004 Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report (no cost):  Arrest or Conviction Report