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Employment Clearances

Employees Having Contact with Children

Frequently Asked Questions

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances


Electronic Submission

  • Select 'Create Individual Account'.
  • Enter a Keystone ID of your choosing as well as a password.
  • You will need to create an account with a valid email address in order to apply (please follow directions carefully).
  • Pay with credit/debit card ($13.00). Child abuse clearance fees for volunteers will continue to be waived one time within a five-year period.
  • Response time is anywhere between immediate and 2 weeks.
  • Print clearance and submit to HR with other clearances.

Paper Submission

PA State Police Criminal Record Check


Electronic Submission

  • Please select “Submit a New Record Check” for the Purpose of Request entry.
  • Pay with credit/debit card ($22.00) – Note that fee is waived for volunteers beginning July 25, 2015.
  • Results should be instantaneous unless they are “under review” in which case, note your reference number and date of application and use that information to check back on the “epatch” website periodically until your results are available.
  • Print clearance (be sure you click all the way through to the “certification form” button – the document you print must show your social security number, DOB, etc.) and submit to HR with other clearances.
  • IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: When you go into the PA Criminal Background clearance to view and print it, if you don’t either SAVE or PRINT out the clearance by clicking on the “CERTIFICATION” button, you or Human Resources will NOT BE ABLE to view or print out the actual clearance if you go back into the site. The CERTIFICATION button is just above the “BACK” button. Please be certain to PRINT your certification/clearance form before closing the page.

Paper Submission

FBI Fingerprint Check

Online Registration

  • Enter your zip code into the box labeled "Find the nearest IdentoGO Center."
  • Select the location most convenient to you. (You will have a chance to change this later in the process).
  • Click "Schedule an Appointment" located in the blue box on the right-hand side of the page. An appointment is not required, but it is recommended.
  • Click on "Digital Fingerprinting" on the lower left side of the page.
  • Enter Service Code 1KG738.
  • Select "Schedule or Manage Appointment" on the new screen.
  • Complete the fields for your name and contact information, then click "Next" until all registration pages are complete.
  • Select the "Location and Time" if scheduling an appointment. Appointments are not required, but are recommended.
  • Select which documents you plan to use on the day of your appointment. Make sure you have them when you go for your fingerprinting.
  • Payment is due at the time of fingerprinting. When pre-registering, indicate what form of payment you will be using at the fingerprinting site.
  • IMPORTANT! When you go to be fingerprinted, you will receive a receipt with your name, amount paid, and authorization number printed on the receipt. The receipt includes the date and time you were fingerprinted. The authorization number that prints on the receipt is the number that you can use to check status on the IdentoGO site. This receipt can also be used as verification that you have applied for your FBI clearance.

For additional help to pre-register for fingerprinting, call 1-844-321-2101.

National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR)
NSOR Verification Application:

Currently, all applicants for NSOR verification must print and fill out the application. All fields of the application must be completed. Once completed, use one of the following options to submit the application for processing:

  • Mail to the Clearance Verification Unit, ChildLine at the following address: 
  • Department of Human Services, PO Box 8170, Harrisburg, PA  17150-8170;
  • Scan and email the application to: [email protected] with "NSOR Verification Applicant_(Your Last Name)" in the subject line; or
  • Hand-deliver to the Clearance Verification Unit lobby at: 5 Magnolia Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (Hillcrest Building #53). Free parking is available.
NSOR Verification Fee and Processing Details:

There is no fee for the NSOR verification.

  • Processing time is 14 calendar days from the date the application is received at the Clearance Verification Unit (CVU).
  • Retain a copy of the completed application for your record. You may need a copy as proof of your submission.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Out-of-State Clearances

If you have resided outside of Pennsylvania within the previous five (5) years, you must obtain clearances from the State(s) in which you have resided in.  Please see Human Resources for more information regarding the required clearances.