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Necessary Clearances

 

Clearance Name:

Validity Period:

Website:

CI 295

CI 295A

CI 295B

CI 295C/ 295D

CI 495A/
495B/
495C

CI 495D/
495E/
495F

WLED 495B/ 495C

For directions on how to apply, click on clearance name. How long is my clearance valid? Where do I apply?

PA Criminal Background Check

(Act 34)

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* Link to Website

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Child Abuse History

(Act 151)

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* Link to Website

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Federal Criminal History

(FBI)**

Good for one calendar year from date of issue. Can be extended using Certification of No Offense
Link to Website

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Arrest/ Conviction Report and Certification Form

(Act 24)

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* Link to Form

X

X

X

TB Test

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* From Penn State Health Services or your physician.

X

X

X

X

X

State Health Appraisal

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* Link to Form

X

Guest/Host Form

Good for one calendar year* Link to Form

X

X

X

X

X

X

Professional Liability Insurance

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* May be purchased from a variety of vendors. One recommended source is through the PA State Education Association

X

X

X

Mandated Reporter Training

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* Link to Website

X

Two Letters of Reference

Good for one calendar year from date of issue.* Two people, not related to you, who can speak to your good character, responsibility, dependability, and interest in working with children

X

* Please note: All required clearances must be valid at the beginning of each field experience. This means that the clearances must be less than one year old at the beginning of the field experience. It is also possible that some school districts will require that the clearances be valid for the entire length of the field experience. Some districts may not accept the Certification of No Offense. In this case, you will have to apply for a new FBI clearance. Your supervisor will inform you if that is the case.

** Note: It is easier and preferable for fingerprinting to be done in PA, but it is possible (see the information on the Cogent website) to have fingerprints taken outside of PA and then sent to Cogent to be processed.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • Professional Liability must be current throughout the entire experience. (If being added as a rider on an existing insurance policy, you must submit a copy of the addendum that states coverage is for “Professional Liability”).
  • The Act 151 (Child Abuse Clearance) may take up to 10 weeks so allow ample time for mailing (to and from) and for actual form processing.