All newly hired employees are required to obtain or present a Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance, a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, a FBI Criminal History Clearance processed specifically for the Department of Human Services, and a Mandated Reporter Training Certificate in the required time frames per current state, federal, and employer regulations.

Perspective employees must have the following clearances before servicing clients

  • PA Criminal History Clearance (Act 34) - Follow the instructions to "Submit a New Record Check" online using a credit card
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151) - If you have a legible copy of the child abuse history clearance dated January 1 or later of this year, bring it with you or go to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis to request your clearance online. A paper copy will be mailed to you automatically but you can also receive an emailed copy. This option is much faster than mailing in your request. The cost of this clearance is $13.00
  • FBI Criminal History - Follow the instructions, and enter service code 1KG738