Human Resources » Clearances


Employees and volunteers are now required to provide school districts with updated clearance certifications (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse History Certification, and FBI Fingerprint Clearance*) every five (5) years. When you submit clearances, please keep a copy for your records, as the Human Resources Office will not be responsible for providing you with copies.  New employees will be asked to register with COMPLY (email invitation will be sent to you) in order to help you keep track of when your clearances are due.  Please note that although the Human Resources Office will track clearances, maintaining updated clearances is a condition of employment, and it is up to the employee to be aware of when his/her clearances expire. 
*The FBI Fingerprint Clearances is not required for a volunteer as long as the volunteer has been a resident of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous ten (10) years and signs an affidavit attesting that they are not disqualified from service based on conviction of offenses that would prohibit such service.

PA Criminal Record Check (Formerly Act 34-- $22.00)


This can be done online in a matter of minutes or through the mail in a matter of weeks. To complete this online, fill out the required information and pay the fee with a credit card.  You will have the results back in a matter of minutes.  Be sure to click on the "CERTIFICATION FORM" link to print the actual certificate that is needed.  Print several copies of the results from the screen or save it as a PDF file to be accessed later because the watermark in the printout will not show in a Xerox copy.

(Fingerprint) Federal Criminal History Record Information (Formerly Act 114 -- $23.85)
Registration is required in order to have fingerprints taken.


  1. Go to IDEMIA’s website:
  2. Enter Service Code “1KG6XN” and press “Continue.”
  3. Select Schedule or Manager Appointment
  4. Enter Name, Birthdate, Email and Phone number
  5. Create a Security Question and Answer (Remember for future reference)
  6. Enter Citizenship Information
  7. Enter answers to Personal Questions
  8. Enter Personal Information
  9. Enter Address
  10. Choose Document that you will bring with you for ID
  11. Select Location
  12. Schedule Appointment
  13. Submit Registration
  14. Print Confirmation
  15. Payment is processed when prints are taken
  16. Provide UEID to employer once prints have been processed
PA Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Abuse History Certification (Formerly Act 151 -- $13.00)


You may complete the application (follow directions and remember your log-in credentials) and pay online with a credit card. (Note: You may wish to use a browser other than Chrome to apply for this clearance. It has been reported to have caused glitches with processing at the payment screen.)  You will receive an email when your clearance has been processed.  Log back into your account to print the certificate.  If you send the paper application, you must pay with a money order.  Results may take 3-5 weeks to be returned, so please allow enough time!  Make sure your provide the CERTIFICATE, not just the receipt.

Arrest or Conviction Form (Act 24 -- no cost)


Please print and read the following form carefully, complete it, and return to the Human Resources Office. 



Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release (Act 168 -- no cost)
This is for new employees only (not required for volunteers or existing employees). Please note: You may need to complete multiple forms, depending on your employment history.  Fill out a form for 1) your current employer, no matter what type of entity it is, 2) any school entity(ies) where you were previously employed in any capacity and 3) any other employer(s) where you had direct contact with children.  Return the completed form(s) to the Human Resources Office to be distributed. Do not send forms directly to your current or former employers. The HR Office will distribute forms to previous employers and track their return. Instructions for completing the form are on the first page. 

Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release - For NEW Chartwells Dining Services employees: