Pennslyvania law requires all working members to obtain background clearances and complete mandated reporter training. Any adult who might teach a class, assist with field trips, or complete non-teaching working hours must fulfill this requirement.
The following websites and resources must be used to obtain clearances:
It appears at first as if you'll be charged for this record check, but please click "New Record Check (Volunteers Only)" and you will not be charged.
The cost of both state-level checks above are free.
If you have not lived outside of the stae of Pennslyvania at any time during the last ten years, these two clearances are all that's needed. After
pursuing these checks, please complete the mandated
reporter training. If you have lived outside of PA at any time
within the last ten yeras, please complete the fingerprinting step.
Please visit the following website and enter the code
1KG6ZJ to make an appoint for fingerprinting.
FBI Criminal Record Clearance w/ Fingerprinting
The cost is $27.50 and will require you to go to an IdentoGO facility to have your fingerprints taken and sent to the FBI for processing. The results can take a few weeks. Unfortunately, this process must be completed as it has been outlined (including using the code procvided); we are not allowed to accept fingerprinting done through the Dept. of Education or through some other method. Many local IdentoGO locations can be found on the website.
If you have lived in the state of Pennslyvania for ten years without interruption and lack criminal convictions, please follow the link
to sign this statement instead:
Statement of Residency and Lack of Criminal History
This online course is interactive
and will take several hours to complete. The electronic certificate awarded upon completed must be printed or saved as proof. The training is free, but the documents will be needed as part of the application process.
Create a username and password to get started at the link:
PA Child Welfare Resource Center
Mandated Reporter Training