Act 34 – PA Criminal History Record Check - Free
Submit the request online at the PA State Police PATCH website at https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp. The results should be printed and presented to the school district for review prior to employment. The report presented for review shall be no more than 5 years old.
Act 151 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance - Free
Submit the request online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
The original report must be presented to the school district for review prior to employment. The report presented for review shall be no more than 5 years old.
Act 114 – FBI Criminal History Report
Information and registration is available at www.pa.cogentid.com. You must select the Department of Education option to register for a background check that is valid for school employment. The registration confirmation number must be provided to the school district prior to employment in order for the report to be reviewed. The report shall be no more than 5 years old.
Act 168 – Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release
Applicants must complete this form for each former employer that were either school entities and/or where the applicant had direct contact with children. Act 168 Disclosure Release - New Employees