Required Background Certifications & Renewal of Clearances

Current Employees
Clearance Guidelines according to Act 153 of 2014 has increased the frequency in which all public school employees are required to submit background checks to employers. Under the new law, and as of July 15, 2015, all employees are required to provide updated clearances to their employers every sixty (60) months.

Current employees need to renew three (3) clearances: (1) Act 151 PA Child Abuse Clearance, (2) Act 34 PA Criminal Record Check, and (3) Act 114 Federal Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) Clearance (FBI Fingerprinting) Service Code 1KG6XN.

New Employees
Clearance certificates must be less than one year old for NEW employees. Below is a list of required employment documents. Detailed descriptions follow.