Act 153 of 2014 – Criminal background checks
The PA Legislature amended the Child Protective Services Law numerous times during 2014 and again in 2015. The most recent changes came through Act 153 of 2014 and Act 15 of 2015 which focuses on criminal background checks and impacts everyone employed by or volunteering in a school district, effective immediately.
As Act 153 and Act 15 relate to clearances, the law now requires all prospective and current employees to get and renew all three (3) clearances (the PA Child Abuse History Clearance, the PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and the FBI Criminal History Record) on a five-year cycle.
This webpage has all the documents needed to renew your clearances. Scroll down for the website links for each clearance if you would like to complete the registration online. This is the fastest and easiest way to obtain your clearances.