All of the following clearances are required of an employee of the Bellefonte Area School District.

 
Current employees can find their Clearance Dates in Employee Portal under "Employee Demographics" on the right side under residency. Employee clearances on file need dated within 5 years
 
PA Criminal Record Check (formerly Act 34)
  • https://epatch.state.pa.us  - Online application
  • Select "Submit a New Record Check" and complete
  • Follow instructions through to the Certification Page
  • Once the search results Table appears, click on the control number (retain control number for your records)
  • Click on Certification Page and print 

PA Child Abuse History Clearance (formerly Act 151)

  • http://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/public/home - Online application
  • Create an account or log in if you already have an account 
  • Complete clearance request application
  • Once application is complete, it will give you your status. They will send an email when completed. Follow the instruction to print your certificate. 

Federal Criminal History Record (formerly Act 114)

  • https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm
  • Complete registration online or over the phone - 1-888-439-2486
  • Be sure to register for the Pennsylvania Department of Education FBI clearance
    • IF YOU FAIL TO REGISTER THROUGH THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LINK YOU WILL HAVE TO REPAY TO DO IT AGAIN.
  • Print registration receipt to take with you to fingerprint site (must show PAE number)
  • Local fingerprint sites are:
    • YMCA of Centre County

      125 West High Street

      Bellefonte, PA 16823
      814-355-5551

    • The UPS Store 0069

      210 W Hamilton Ave

      State College, PA 16801
      (814) 237-2552 

  • On the day of scheduled fingerprinting, all applicants must have:
    • Valid driver's license or approved photo ID
    • Registration confirmation
  • Once this is completed provide Human Resources with a copy of your registration form to allow them to access your results

Act 168 - Employer Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Certification Form:

·         This form will be provided to you during the interview process.

·         Click here for more information regarding Act 168:

http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Codes%20and%20Regulations/Basic%20Education%20Circulars/Purdons%20Statutes/Act%20168%20of%202014%20-%20Procedures%20and%20Forms.pdf

Last Modified on April 6, 2017
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