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PA Clearance Information
Page Updated: December 12, 2017
Act 34: Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check
Internet Submission – Must have credit card to process application
  • Log on to https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
  • Click on “Submit a New Record Check”
  • Complete personal information
  • Supply credit card information
  • Print copy of record check
  • Bring to District Office for verification purposes

Act 151: Child Abuse History Clearance
Internet Submission – Must have credit card to process application
  • Log on to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
  • Click on “Login” or “Create a New Account” if first time user
  • First time users, Complete personal information
  • Click Create Clearance Application and follow the instructions
  • Supply credit card information
  • You will receive an e-mail notification when your clearance has been processed
  • Print copy of record check
  • Bring to District Office for verification purposes
Employees hired on or after April 1, 2007 must complete and have on file in the District Office copies of the original Act 34 Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, Act 114 FBI Criminal Record Check, and the Act 151 Child Abuse History Clearance.

Both of these forms are available in paper format for application but will take a longer time to process then applying on line. Northern Lehigh recommends that all employees process the checks online in order to speed up the application process.

Act 114: FBI Federal Criminal History Record Checks
(On or After April 1, 2007)
Act 114 of 2006, Section 111 of the Public School Code requires that ALL student teachers, prospective employees of public and private schools, Intermediate Units and area vocational technical school, independent contractors and their employees, bus drivers, and all who have direct contract with children must provide to their employer a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record.

PDE contracted with IDEMIA to manage this program for the Commonwealth. The process for filing for your FBI Federal Criminal History Record Check is outlined below.

Applicant must register prior to going to the fingerprint site. There are two ways to register:
  • Log-on to https://uenroll.identogo.com
  • Type in 1KG6XN in the box below “Enter your Service Code to get started” and then click “go”
  • Select “Schedule or Manage Appointment”
  • Complete the required information on the page and click “next”
  • Set up a security question and answer and then click “next” – write this information down because you will need it to access your unofficial copy
  • Complete the Citizenship information and click “next”
  • Answer the three questions and click “next”
  • Complete the “Alias” information if you have a prior name and then answer the personal information questions and click “next”
  • Complete the Mailing Address information and click “next”
  • Choose the document you will be bringing along as proof of identity and then click “next”
  • Put your zip code in the “Search for an Enrollment Center by Postal Code, City and State, or Airport Code” and click “search”
  • Choose the location you want to be finger printed out by clicking on it and then click “next”
  • Select a date and time to be finger printed and then click “submit”
  • Print this document and take with you to the finger print site along with a major credit card, money order or certified check in the amount of $22.60 for payment
  • Proceed to your chosen location to be finger printed. Make sure to bring along your proof of identity document chosen during the registration process. A state-issued driver’s license may be presented as a primary form of picture identification.
  • Upon completion of fingerprinting forward the receipt provided after fingerprint capture with your UEID shown on it to Sherri Molitoris in the HR Department for official access to your Finger Print Clearance.
Telephonic registration is available at 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST.