Clearances

  • Click the link above and select “Submit New Record Check” under credit card users. The charge to the credit card will be $10. You must record the Control Number verifying your request. Results are available immediately after the registration is completed. The “No Record” certificate can be accessed through the PATCH Record Check screen at https://epatch.state.pa.us/RCStatusSearch.jsp and submitting a search request.
  • Paper applications are available under the "Clearance Applications" section of this page, in the CVSD Business Office, PA State Police Barracks, or the PA State Police website: www.psp.state.pa.us. The completed application and payment should be mailed to: Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository 164, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758.
  • Click the link above and beginning December 31, 2014 you can complete the Child Abuse History Clearance request online.
  • Paper applications (Form CY113) are available under the "Clearance Applications" section of this page, in the CVSD Business Office, or the Department of Human Services website, www.dhs.state.pa.us. Applicants must include a $10 money order payable to the Department of Public Welfare. No cash or personal checks will be accepted. If you do not receive the Child Abuse History clearance within eight weeks, you should call 717-783-6211. 
  • Click the link above to register. Applicants must register online at www.pa.cogentid.com or by phone at 1-888-439-2486. Registration is required prior to visiting a fingerprint site, you can find local sites by visiting the online registration website. The charge to the credit/debit card will be $28.75 and is payable at www.pa.cogentid.com or by money order or cashier check at the fingerprint site. Following registration, applicants should visit a fingerprint site of choice. You will be required to show a qualified State or Federal photo identification and will then be electronically fingerprinted. You will receive a form and code that should be returned to CVSD so we can access the results. 

 Notice to Volunteers
 
In accordance with amendments to the State Child Protective Services Law (CPSL): Under the new law, any adult applying for an unpaid position as a volunteer responsible for the welfare of a child, or having direct contact with children, must have clearances and these clearances must be renewed every 36 months.  These new requirements became effective January 1, 2015.
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