Background Checks are Required for Valley AA Coaches and Volunteers

 ATTENTION ALL COACHES and ASSISTANT COACHES (ALL SPORTS):

Passage of laws by the State of Pennsylvania mandate that volunteers who have contact with children must have required certifications.

 

Adults (ages 18+) applying for, or holding an unpaid position as a volunteer having direct volunteer contact with children will need the below clearances.

 

All prospective volunteers must obtain the following certifications:

1) Child Abuse History certification from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse)

2) Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP)

 

***ADDITIONALLY - A fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is NOT required as long as:

A) The position the volunteer is applying for is an unpaid position, AND

B) The volunteer has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the entirety of the previous 10 years.

*** Volunteers who are not required to obtain the FBI certification because they are applying for an unpaid position and have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years must swear of affirm in writing that they are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense under #6344.  (Use linked form)

 

 Child Abuse Clearance

 
 
  Under Child Welfare Portal  Click on "CREATE INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT" and follow prompts.  Clearance check will
   take 15 to 20 minutes to obtain.
 
 
State Police Criminal Check
 
Web Address: https://epatch.state.pa.us/
 
Click on New Record Check (Volunteer Only) then follow prompts.  Clearance will take about 10 minutes to obtain.
 
You will need Organization Name:  Valley AA
 
                       Organization Telephone No:  215-752-9649
 
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 is a multiple step process. For more information, and to begin the registration process, visit - www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm. For questions regarding your FBI clearance, please contact the FBI/Adam Walsh Unit at 717-783-6211