Federal and State Background Checks and Clearances
According to the PA Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) certain individuals must obtain clearances in order to be employed, be a resource parent (foster or adoptive), or be a volunteer with children. Adults applying for or holding an unpaid position as a volunteer with a child care service, school, program, activity, or service responsible for a child’s welfare or having direct volunteer contact with children will need completed clearances before beginning their program. For this reason, please apply for your clearances as soon as you accept a position.
Expiration and transfers of clearances: All volunteers will be required to obtain clearances every 60 months and any person who obtained their clearances within the previous 60 months may serve in a volunteer capacity for any program, activity, or service. Clearances obtained for volunteer purposes may not be used for employment.
Some or all of the following clearances will be required before the intern/volunteer begins work:
Immediately processed if applied online, 4+ weeks if applied on paper.
Results processed within 2 weeks.
Results processed within 2-4 weeks.
Fingerprinting process: www.Identogo.com