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2016 DALLASTOWN COUGARS ATHLETICS
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS

PA Volunteer Clearance Requirements:

Effective July 1, 2015, all volunteers for the Dallastown Cougars Baseball, Football and Cheerleading will be required to comply with the new PA State Clearance Requirements Law.

This new law defines the new clearance requirements for adult volunteers having direct contact with children.

Clearance requirements if the volunteer has been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:

1) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check - https://epatch.state.pa.us/

2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Department of Human Services - https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

3) Signed disclaimer affirming no charges in other states that would prohibit selection as a volunteer - FBI Clearance Exemption Form

4) Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement - Sign and submit after reviewing mandated reporter information. Mandated Reporter Information- Review all of the frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page.

New clearance requirements if the volunteer has NOT been a resident of PA continuously for the past 10 years:

1) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check - https://epatch.state.pa.us/

2) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance through the Department of Human Services -https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

3) FBI Criminal Background Check (fingerprint check) for federal criminal history records (Tentative $27.50) - https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm

4) Mandated Reporter Acknowledgement- Sign and submit after reviewing mandated reporter information. Mandated Reporter Information- Review all of the frequently asked questions at the bottom of the page.

For questions related to the new clearance requirements for volunteers or the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, please contact the Child Line Verification Unit at 717-783-6211 or 1-877-371-5422.