US Government Restricted Rights 
  
Clearances

Clearances must be within 1 year of your hire date. Although you do not yet have an offer of employment, you may want to ensure you have the following:

1. Pennsylvania FBI Clearance: Register online for the correct clearance and then visit a participating location to have your fingerprints taken. The clearance will be mailed to you.

a) Dept. of Education FBI Clearance – Required if hired for WS schools. https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pdeNew.htm

b) Dept. of Public Welfare FBI Clearance – Required if hired for any other WS program, including public school based positions. Also for positions performing Outpatient services in WS schools. http://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpwNew.htm


Beginning November 18, 2017, Cogent will no longer be providing fingerprint services for 'new applicants.' From November 18 through November 27, 2017, there will be a transition period, during which already-registered applicants can complete the fingerprinting process through Cogento.  Others will have to restart the process with the new supplier, Idemia (formerly MorphoTrust)/IdentoGO, beginning on November 28, 2017.”

 

2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance (Act 33) – Register and print your results online: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

*Please note, this system currently only works when using Google Chrome.


3. Pennsylvania Criminal Clearance (Act 34) – Register and print your results online: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp


Thank you again for your time and interest.