Complete Clearances

backgroundcheckPennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check

The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check can be obtained online at “Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History,” (PATCH). The cost for the criminal background check for employment purposes increased to $22 on December 1, 2017. Requests for volunteer purposes is free.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearance can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal. The cost of the child abuse clearances increased from $8 to $13 on July 1, 2018. Requests for the check for volunteer purposes is free.

FBI Criminal Background Check

FBI Criminal Background Checks are now done through IDEMIA (also referred to as IdentoGo or MorphoTrust) - effective November 28, 2017. It is a multi-step process – more information can be found at