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Required Clearances for Working with Minors

All University faculty, staff, and volunteers who are responsible for "the care supervision, guidance or control" of or have "routine interaction" with anyone under the age of 18 must obtain the following clearances prior to working with children:

  1. Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check (SP-164)
  2. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY-113)
  3. Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (Criminal History Report)


Employees, volunteers, and third-party employees may obtain these publicly available clearances in lieu of a standard background check and renew the clearances every five years.

Please refer to Policy AD39 for definitions of child/minor, authorized adult, and mandated reported.

Instructions for obtaining the required clearances can be found here.