All prospective applicants must submit satisfactory Pennsylvania State Criminal History and Pennsylvania ChildLine Child Abuse Certifications prior to hire. New employees must submit satisfactory FBI certification results within 30 days of hire and Mandated Reporter Child Abuse Training Certifications within 90 days of hire.
Background Checks and Certifications
History & Certifications
If you have any questions about the following information, please contact our Human Resources Department.
State Police Criminal History
The certifications can be done online at www.epatch.state.pa.us and paid for via credit/debit card ($8) with immediate results if there is no record. Applicants will need to print out the “Certification Form” for their records.
Child Abuse History
The application form can be found on the Department of Human Services website at the following link:
Applicants can either mail the form and an $8 money order to ChildLine, drive to the Department of Human Services in Harrisburg to obtain the certification or complete the form online.
FBI Fingerprinting Certification
To register for an FBI Fingerprinting Certification, go to www.pa.cogentid.com. Click on Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to begin the registration process. Complete all highlighted areas and click “next” to proceed. You will be asked for a credit/debit card number to complete the registration and will be charged $25.75 for the request. Or you can register by phone. Cogent Systems is available at 1-888-439-2486, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
Once you have registered, print the receipt of registration, as you will need this to take along to the fingerprinting site along with valid photo identification. The fingerprinting sites in York County are located at:
York Learning Center
300 E. Seventh Ave.
York, PA 17404
Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday
The UPS Store #1161
2159 White St., Suite 3
York, PA 17404
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday
After you have been fingerprinted, you will receive your FBI fingerprinting results in the mail in approximately one to three weeks. Or you may drive to Harrisburg to obtain a copy of your FBI clearance results directly from the Department of Human Services:
Department of Human Services
Childline Child Abuse Background Check
DGS Complex Hillcrest, Building 53
5 Magnolia Drive,
Harrisburg, PA 17110
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