PA Law – New Volunteer

New Volunteers must secure and provide the following clearances to the Cradle of Liberty Council

  1. Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), (free after 7/25/15)
  2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services, (free after 7/25/15),
  3. Fingerprint based FBI Criminal History Clearance submitted through the Department of Human Services, $27.50,

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long does it take the Commonwealth to process the clearances?

A. Some of the clearances come back within a few minutes, however some may take as long as 4-6 weeks.

Q. What is the timeline to provide the clearances to Cradle of Liberty Council?

A. As Per Pennsylvania law, all new volunteers must secure their clearances prior to volunteering in any capacity.

Q. How to Submit Clearances to Cradle of Liberty Council?

A.  To upload your clearances, click here

 

According to PA state law, we can only accept a handwritten “wet” signature or a registered digital signature.  If you are unable to print or scan this document, you can download and use the free version of Adobe Acrobat to obtain a registered digital signature.

 

Resources for further information:

  1. Pennsylvania Website on Child Protection: www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov
  2. Pennsylvania Volunteer FAQ: keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_135249.pdf
  3. Pennsylvania Mandated Reporter FAQ: keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_137646.pdf

 

Any questions or issues please email registrar@colbsa.org or call (484) 654-9214