Employees Having Contact with Children

Frequently Asked Questions

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances

(when clicking on electronic submission, select 'Create Individual Account' then enter a Keystone ID of your choosing as well as a password)

Electronic Submission

  • You will need to create an account with a valid email address in order to apply (please follow directions carefully).
  • Pay with credit/debit card ($8.00) – Note that fee is waived for volunteers beginning July 25, 2015.
  • This is a new online procedure; response time is anywhere between immediate and 2 weeks.
  • Print clearance and submit to HR with other clearances.

Paper Submission

PA State Police Criminal Record Check

Electronic Submission

  • Please select “employment” for the Purpose of Request entry
  • Pay with credit/debit card ($8.00) – Note that fee is waived for volunteers beginning July 25, 2015.
  • Results should be instantaneous unless they are “under review” in which case, note your reference number and date of application and use that information to check back on the “epatch” website periodically until your results are available.
  • Print clearance (be sure you click all the way through to the “certification form” button – the document you print must show your social security number, DOB, etc.) and submit to HR with other clearances.
  • IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: When you go into the PA Criminal Background clearance to view and print it, if you don’t either SAVE or PRINT out the clearance by clicking on the “CERTIFICATION” button, you or Human Resources will NOT BE ABLE to view or print out the actual clearance if you go back into the site. The CERTIFICATION button is just above the “BACK” button. Please be certain to PRINT your certification/clearance form before closing the page.

Paper Submission

FBI Fingerprint Check

Online Registration

  • Scroll down.
  • Select “Collect your fingerprint images for a fingerprint card (FD-258)."
  • Select “Schedule or manage an appointment.”
  • Please enter your information as directed. When completed, you will be able to choose an appointment time and fingerprinting location.
  • The amount due will be $20.00 collected at the fingerprinting location.

For additional help, call 855-845-7434.