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What clearances are required for school employees?

The following clearances are required for school employees:

  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Criminal Background Check – PDE

How do I obtain these clearances?

PA State Police Criminal Record Check

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

  • Download the form here.
  • Complete and submit to the school office for processing.
  • The certificate will be mailed to your home address listed on the application in about 3-4 weeks. Please remember to submit a copy to the school office when you receive it.

FBI Criminal Background Record Check – PA Dept. of Education

  • Download the Registration Form here.
  • Complete and submit to school office for processing.
  • After processing your registration, the school office will email you a list of local fingerprinting facilities and your Registration ID which you will take, along with a valid photo ID, to go get fingerprinted.
  • After you have been fingerprinted, the school office will be able to obtain the results online. In addition, you will receive an unofficial copy of the results in the mail.

How much do the clearances cost?

Veritas Academy covers the cost for all school employees. Effective July 25, 2015, the cost of each of the clearances is:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check for volunteers ($8)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance for volunteers ($8)
  • FBI Criminal Background Record Check – PDE ($24.25)

 What will Veritas Academy do with my clearances once I submit them?

A copy of the clearances will be maintained in the school office.

 Will I be notified when my clearances are expiring?

Yes. The school office will notify you when your clearances are approximately 90 days from expiring.

I already have my clearances. Will I need to get new ones?

Clearances are good for 60 months (5 years) from the effective date. You can submit your current clearances as long as they are less than five years old.

What should my clearances look like when I receive them?
Click on the links below to see what a completed clearance should look like.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact Christine Kessler, our Office Assistant, at (717)556-0690 or ckessler@veritasacademy.com.


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