CPYB is dedicated to providing a safe environment for learning. All CPYB volunteers are required to submit child abuse history certification and state criminal and federal criminal history (or exemption affidavit) clearances prior to approval as a volunteer and every 60 months after.
Clearances must be dated within the last five years to be valid.
As of July 25, 2015, the fees for the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification and State Police Criminal Background Clearance are $0. The FBI federal criminal history clearances maintains a cost, at the responsibility of the volunteer.
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification
Creating an account and submitting your application online will give you immediate access to your results.
By Mail: Clearance will be mailed to the applicant's address that was noted on the application within 14 days from the date the application is received in the ChildLine Verification Unit. Download Form
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background
Applicants can apply for their criminal record check online with the Pennsylvania State Police.
By Mail: Responses may take 4 weeks or longer. Download Form
Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
Your status of residency will determine which option is right for you.
If you live out-of-state and cannot have your fingerprints scanned in Pennsylvania, a fingerprint card must be completed.
Check the status of your FBI application HERE.
Please submit all clearances in person or via mail to: