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INFORMATION

2015 Child Abuse Law Changes Summary

(thanks to Carla Campbell, Stated Clerk, Pittsburgh Presbytery)

Frequently Asked Questions

FORMS

CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD –

ONLINE FORM

(obtained from the PA State Police – FREE for volunteers or $10 fee)

CHILD ABUSE HISTORY CLEARANCE

(obtained through the PA Department of Human Services – FREE for volunteers or $10 fee)

This next clearance (Federal) is not required as long as:

  • The position the volunteer is applying for is unpaid AND
  • The volunteer has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years.
  • FEDERAL CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD

    Obtained by submission to FBI through Cogent Online Application Processing Services/$25-$75 fee
    After you have applied, you will receive a form back with a registration number. You must take this form to teh fingerprinting location.