Procedures to Obtain Clearances

Please click on links below to obtain your three (3) necessary clearances.  
If you have questions regarding these procedures, please contact Claudia Schall at the BEA Administration Building (814) 355-4860 or


PA Child Abuse History Clearance

Create an Individual Account or Log In if you already have an account.

Complete the clearance request application.

You will receive your results immediately and can print the certificate, or they will send you an email when your results are completed.

[If you are unable to access the Internet:  Paper Form for Child Abuse History Clearance Form CY 113]


PA Criminal Record Check

Select "Submit a New Record Check" (requires a credit card) and complete.

Follow instructions through to the Certification Page.

Once the Search Results Table appears, click on the control number. (Please retain the control number for your records.)

Click on the Certification Page and print.

[If you are unable to access the Internet:  EMPLOYEE Paper Form for Criminal Record Check or VOLUNTEER Paper Form for Criminal Record Check]


Federal Criminal History Record 

Complete online registration.

Be sure to register online BEFORE you arrive for your actual fingerprinting. 

IMPORTANTWhen registering for your fingerprints, be sure to click the link for The Pennsylvania Department of Education.  If you choose the wrong link you will have to pay to register again.

Print registration receipt to take with you to one of the local fingerprint sites - also take along your valid Driver’s License or Photo ID.

Give a copy of your registration form to Claudia Schall (Administration Building) to allow her to access your results.

[If you are unable to access the Internet, you can apply over the phone at 1-888-439-2486.]