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1. Child Abuse Clearance

The online Child Abuse Clearance site requires you to create an account and submit your request electronically.  Results will be emailed/mailed (your choice when registering) to you within 14 days of submission. 

Clearance can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal. Fee is $13.00, eff. 7/1/2018. (issue date must be within the year for NLSD employment)

~Volunteer Clearance (free)*


2. Criminal Record Check

Apply online and receive results immediately. Record check can be submitted and paid for online through State Police at epatch link. Fee is $22.00 (issue date must be within the year)

~Volunteer Clearance (free)*


3. FBI Fingerprint Check

  • "Services" link/"Get Fingerprinted"/Select a Fingerprinting Service by State/"GO"
  • Digital Fingerprinting
  • Code Required - 1KG6XN
  • Schedule/Manage Appointment
  • Please be sure to take your exact same identification to the site for your fingerprint that you listed when scheduling your appointment
  • Fees: $25.25 – Federal Criminal Background Check
  • Payment can be made by cash/certified check/money order/credit card
  • Fingerprint results are within 24-48 hours
  • Please check online for a site that is conveniently located.

*If you are obtaining clearances for volunteer purposes and have been a resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years or longer you may sign the 10 Year Resident of Pennsylvania Affidavit (located in any of the building offices) in lieu of obtaining the FBI Fingerprint Clearance/Check.  Please print and sign in front of a witness in any of our building offices upon your visit.