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1. Child Abuse History Clearance

   (Act 151 and Act 114 of 2006)

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 (no fee)*

2. Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Criminal Record Check

   (Act 34 of 1985 and Act 114 of 2006)

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

~Volunteer Clearance (no fee)*

3. FBI Fingerprint Check  (For employment reasons and/or if you have not been a resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years for volunteer purposes).

    (Act 114 of 2006 as amended by Act 61 of 2008)

  • "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.

Once your clearances are completed and received, please submit to Amy Hoke, Administrative Secretary, District office.  Thank you!