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. https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm
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.