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How to Obtain Your Volunteer Clearance Certificates

March 12, 2020

All prospective SWAA volunteers (coaches) must obtain the following clearances:

1. Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police 

2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse).

These certificates must be renewed every 60 months/5 years.

ü  If you have these clearances complete, please send the electronic certificates to ridleypababeruth@gmail.com.

Ø  If you do not have these clearances or if your clearances are older than March of 2015, please have new clearances submitted by going to the websites below. 

Clearance #1: PATCH

Pennsylvania STATE POLICE CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS FOR EMPLOYMENT OR VOLUNTEERS

Free and takes less than 1 minute to complete online 

https://epatch.state.pa.us/TandCVolunteerAction.do?

Your certificate will be available immediately to download and save an electronic copy of. Send your certificate to ridleypababeruth@gmail.com.

Clearance #2: Child Abuse History Clearance

Free and takes less than 5 minutes to complete online.

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/Public/Home 

Your certificate will be available immediately to download and save an electronic copy of. Send your certificate to ridleypababeruth@gmail.com.

 

For more information regarding the requirement for child protective clearances as dictated by the State of Pennsylvania you can review the following: http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/C_135249.pdf

 Thank YOU for all that you do for our children and our community.