Obtain Clearances

Pennsylvania state criminal, child abuse and FBI clearances are required to serve with PMSC AmeriCorps.  Clearance instructions, training, and certification requirements are listed below. Additional and complete paperwork documentation requirements can be found in the member packets.

PA Criminal Clearance

  • Required Prior to Service
  • $8.00 – Print Receipt for PMSC reimbursement
  • Submit a New Record Check
  • Enter Required Information
  • Print and Submit to PMSC Certificate with Background Seal -or- Name, Date of Search, Control #
  • Retain copies for your records

FBI Clearance

  • Registration Required Prior to Service
  • Fingerprinting and Report required within 2 weeks of Start Date
  • $24.45 – Print Receipt for PMSC reimbursement
  • Select Department of Education (PDE)
  • Select Intermediate Unit under Reason for Request
  • Print 2 Transaction Receipts for Reimbursement and Fingerprinting
  • Review Fingerprinting Site Locations and Hours (some sites require appointments)
  • Bring registration and photo ID to site for fingerprinting scan
  • Provide PAE Registration ID (alpha and numeric characters) to PMSC

Child Abuse Clearance

  • Complete application prior to service start date but not earlier than date selected to serve
  • Provide clearance results within 60 days of start date
  • Create Account through Child Welfare Portal
  • Complete clearance application request
  • Select  “School Employee” under “Purpose of Clearance”
  • Use your name and address as Requester
  • $8.00 – print payment screen for reimbursement
  • Print child abuse clearance history submission confirmation email
  • Provide clearance document when received

Act 126 Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Training

  • Required within 60 days of service start date
  • Submit proof of attendance or certificate to PMSC
  • Course available through Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, local school district, or free online 

Act 168 Form

  • Required at service start date