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Coaching and Volunteer Requirements

State Requirements

All Board Members, Commissioners, Managers and Coaches MUST have Child Abuse Clearance and State Police Criminal Check. 

Please email your clearances in PDF form to

Failure to complete checks will result in your removal from the above mentioned positions immediately.

In order to comply with Pennsylvania State Law, please submit your paperwork or proof that it is in process of the following items for you AND ALL ADULTS who are helping coach as soon as possible. IT TAKES ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND IS GOOD FOR 60 MONTHS.
Here are the three requirements related to Background Checks/Clearances for:
1• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113)
2• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks (SP4-164)
3• Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks
       A fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the PA State Police
       Applicant must swear or affirm in writing that they are a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the last 10 years or are not disqualified from service based upon a conviction of an offense under Statute 6344

 Remember, as a volunteer, except for the fingerprint check IF APPLICABLE (See Requirement #3), these are all free.

Requirement #1 For child abuse form go to  
      Please submit a screen shot that your application is in process, then follow-up with the Clearance when you receive the email from the state.  This could take up to two weeks.
Requirement #2   To file electronically
    You should receive a Control # immediately after your application is finished that should allow you to download, save and print your Clearance.
OR  print form
Requirement #3
      The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is utilizing Cogent Systems to process fingerprint-based FBI criminal background checks. The fingerprint based background check is a multiple step process and costs $24.50. For more information and to begin the registration process,
 go to  In the Registration Section - Click on Register Online - Accept the Memorandum of Understanding -  Start the Application (No Agency ID is necessary) then Select “23PACSA6344.2 DHS  VOLUNTEER” as the Reason Fingerprinted