Requirements for Clearances, Effective July 1, 2015:
- Clearances that have been obtained in Pennsylvania within the
past 60 months are acceptable and considered “current." The concept of
“obtained within the past three months” has gone away.
- Clearances obtained for employment purposes are acceptable for volunteer purposes.
- Clearances obtained for volunteer purposes are NOT acceptable for employment purposes.
- New/potential employees must:
current clearances before starting employment or show proof of applying
for clearances and sign a disclosure statement before starting
employment on a provisional basis.
presenting clearances within the past 60 months need to affirm that
nothing has changed since obtaining the clearances. (The updated
disclosure statement for provisional employment is used for this
- The provisional hiring period is still 90 days.
- Employees are required to report changes in clearances status within 72 hours.
- Updated clearances must be obtained as follows:
- If the clearances were obtained prior to Dec. 31, 2014 and are more than 60 months old: by Dec. 31, 2015.
the clearances were obtained prior to Dec. 31, 2014 and are less than
60 months old: by 60 months from the date of the oldest clearance.
For a child abuse clearance obtained Jan. 1, 2014, Pennsylvania State
Police clearance obtained Feb. 1, 2014 and FBI fingerprint clearance
obtained March 1, 2014, updated clearances for all three must be
obtained by Jan.1, 2019.
- A Child Abuse Clearance can be obtained through the Child Welfare Portal.
- A Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal History Check can be obtained here.
- A FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Clearance is obtained by registering on the Cogent, Inc. website.
Child Abuse History Clearance Online: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
an account and submitting your clearance application online will give
you immediate access to your results or the status of your results if
your results cannot be processed immediately.
want to set up business accounts must first register for a Business
Partner User account using the “Organization Account Access” link on the
Child Welfare Portal. Organization accounts will allow businesses and
organizations to purchase child abuse history clearance payment codes
and distribute those codes to applicants. When an applicant uses a code
given to them by an organization, the organization will have access to
the applicant’s child abuse history clearance results once those results
submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to
the internet. Submit paper applications to:
ChildLine and Abuse Registry
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
PO Box 8170
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170
instructions for how to complete the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History
Clearance application are now included on the last page of the
application and can be printed for easy reference when completing the
application. Failure to comply with the instructions that are attached
to the application will cause considerable delay in processing the
- Applicants can now type their information directly
onto the application or the information can be hand written onto the
- If the information is typed directly onto the
application, the information will NOT be able to be saved on a computer
unless the computer has a licensed version of the acrobat adobe
software. Therefore, please be sure to print the completed application
before closing the document so that the information typed on the
application is not lost.
- If you have trouble accessing the
application you may need to download the latest version of Adobe Reader,
which is available free on the internet.
Should you have additional questions, please contact: Darlene Booher @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks are to be made payable to:
Ambridge Area Band Boosters, Inc.
P.O. Box 145
Baden, PA 15005
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH - CHECKS ONLY!!