To order a PA Child Abuse Clearance: go to www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS (this must be done on a laptop or desktop NOT an iPad or phone).
If this is the first time you are getting a clearance choose “create individual account,” if you are renewing a clearance choose “individual login.”
Note: Child abuse clearance fees for volunteers are waived one time every 57 months.
A signed statement affirming a satisfactory criminal record is a valid substitute for FBI fingerprints.
If you have been a PA resident for the last 10 years you may declare exemption from the FBI Fingerprint requirement. To declare an exemption from the fingerprint requirement: go to FBI Fingerprinting Exemption Form to print and sign the attached form.
If you haven’t been a resident of PA for less than 10 years you will need an FBI Fingerprint Check. To order an FBI Fingerprint Check: go to https://uenroll.identogo.com/
The service code for volunteers is 1KG6ZJ. Complete the online form and make an appointment to go to the most convenient location to have fingerprints taken (John Yurconic Agency – 101 N Cedar Crest Blvd is the closest to church). Be sure to take the identifying documentation requested on the form.