New Mandated Background Checks

Streamlined Required Clearances

Certain individuals, in order to work or volunteer with children, are required to obtain clearances which may include the following:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance;
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.

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Information regarding the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance is contained below, as well as a link to additional information regarding the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.

1) The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal: Click here to access CWIS Self Portal

Submitting an application online allows individual applicants to receive their results through an automated system that will notify the applicant once their results have been processed. Applicants will be able to view and print their results online. The self-service portal also provides the ability for organizations to create business accounts to prepay for child abuse clearances and have online access to the results.

2) To complete the State Police Background Check please click here: Applicants can go to the Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History website and apply for their criminal record check online with the Pennsylvania State Police at: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

3) FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INSTRUCTIONS

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is utilizing Cogent Systems to process fingerprint-based FBI criminal background checks. The fingerprint based background check is a multiple step process. For more information and to begin the registration process, go to www.pa.cogentid.com//index_dpw.htm. For question about your FBI Clearance, please contact the FBI/Adam Walsh Unit at 717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422.

All Coaches must complete and submit the following items to Horsham Soccer by July 1st 2015 in order to coach this upcoming season (Fall 2015).  Coaches will not be allowed to take the field or meet with their team without the below clearances.

For PA residents who have lived in the state of PA for 10 years or MORE:

  1. The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  2. Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  3. Signed and notarized ACT 153 Volunteer Affidavit: Click for Volunteer Affidavit

For PA residents who have lived in PA for LESS than 10 years:

  1. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  2. Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check