Act 34 (PA State Police Criminal History Record Check)
There are two methods of requesting a Criminal History Record Check.
ONLINE REQUESTThe Pennsylvania State Police have established a web-based computer application called “Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History,” (PATCH). Applicants can apply for their criminal record check online with the Pennsylvania State Police at: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
PAPER REQUEST FORM
Act 151 (PA Child Abuse History Clearance)
There are two methods of requesting a Child Abuse History Clearance.
The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application can be submitted online. Once you enter the link below you will be directed to the Child Welfare Portal where you must create an account (or log in if you already have an account). Note: you will need an email address to create an account.
Child Abuse History Clearance Online: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
Creating 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.
Paper 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:
The 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 results.
Once the application is received in the ChildLine and Abuse Registry’s Verification Unit, the results of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance will be mailed to the applicant’s address that was noted on the application within 14 days from the date that the application is received in the ChildLine Verification Unit.
Act 114 (FBI Criminal History Record)
Applicants are required to complete pre-enrollment in the new Universal Enrollment system. Pre-enrollment can be completed online or over the phone. The registration website is available online 24 hours/day, seven days per week at https://uenroll.identogo.com(https://uenroll.identogo.com/) . Telephonic registration is available at 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST.
When registering on-line, an applicant must use the appropriate agency specific Service Code. The service code for school employment is: 1KG6XN. The service code for a school volunteer is 1KG6Y3. (Note: A volunteer record check is not valid for employment.)Acts 24 and 82 (Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification):
Form PDE-6004 is required and can be found at:http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Teachers-Administrators/Background%20Checks/Arrest%20or%20Conviction%20form.pdfAct 168 of 2014
The Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release is required and can be found at:Act 168 Form
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMSChild Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training
All school employees who have direct contact with children are required to obtain training in child abuse recognition and reporting. Free, web-based training that is approved in accordance with Act 126 of 2012 and Act 31 of 2104 can be found at the University of Pittsburgh’s Child Welfare Resource Center at: http://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu