How do I get my 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 Personnel Office will not be responsible for providing you with copies. Please note that although the Personnel 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.
Please print and read this form and submit the signature page only to the District Office. Act 24 requires all current school employees and volunteers to complete a Pennsylvania Department of Education (“PDE") form to report prior arrests or convictions for any offense listed in the newly expanded Section 111(e).
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.
Effective November 28, 2017 the PDE has changed vendors for FBI fingerprint clearance processing from Cogent to IDEMIA. Cost is $22.60. Registration is required in order to have fingerprints taken.
- Go to IDEMIA’s website: https://uenroll.identogo.com/Opens a New Window.
- Enter Service Code “1KG6XN” and press “Continue.”
- Select Schedule or Manager Appointment
- Enter Name, Birthdate, Email and Phone number
- Create a Security Question and Answer (Remember for future reference)
- Enter Citizenship Information
- Enter answers to Personal Questions
- Enter Personal Information
- Enter Address
- Choose Document that you will bring with you for ID
- Select Location
- Schedule Appointment
- Submit Registration
- Print Confirmation
- Payment is processed when prints are taken
- Provide UEID to employer once prints have been processed
In response to high profile child abuse cases, the Pennsylvania General Assembly made significant amendments to the Child Protective Services Law. All school employees, including contracted substitute teachers and independent contractors of school entities, must now receive Mandated Reporter training every five (5) years.
This training can be done online through the Child Welfare Resource Center link: http://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu/Opens a New Window.. You will need to register on this website, complete the online training, then print out and submit the Certificate of Completion (document must show your name and the date of training).
You many complete the application (follow directions and remember your log-in credentials) and pay online with a credit card. 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.
All New Employees must complete the above Act 168 form in order to begin employment with PENNCREST School District. One form must be completed for your current employer (regardless of whether the employer was a school entity and/or where the applicant had direct contact with children). A form must be completed for all former employers of the applicant that were school entities and all former employers where the applicant was employed in a position where he or she had direct contact with children. An employee may not begin employment until all verification forms are completed. Return the completed form(s) to the Personnel Office to be distributed. Do not send forms directly to your current or former employers. The Personnel Office will distribute forms to previous employers and track their return. Instructions for completing the form are on the first page.