- FBI fingerprint registration ID must start with PAE. We cannot accept clearances processed by any other PA system other than the PA Department of Education's Cogent Applicant Fingerprinting service
*Volunteers who have lived in the state of Pennsylvania for the last 10 years or more may submit a NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT to that effect in place of the FBI Criminal History Report (fingerprinting).
Tier I Volunteers appointed before August 25, 2015, who do not have certifications already, must obtain them no later then July 1, 2016. Current Tier I Volunteers with a current certification issued before August 25, 2015 must obtain the required certifications within sixty (60) months of their most recent certification, or if a current certification is older than sixty (60) months on August 25, 2015, no later than August 25, 2016. Tier I Volunteers appointed on or after August 25, 2015 must obtain certifications by July 1, 2016.
Any Tier I volunteer who already has all clearances will be required to renew them every five years. If all clearances were not received at the same time, renewal date will be based on the date of the earliest obtained clearance.
A MATRIX is available and includes a variety of typical volunteer positions often seen in our schools. The matrix indicates whether or not clearances are required for the identified volunteer roles. While the document is lengthy, it is also fairly comprehensive and answers many of the questions we've been asked.
Questions about volunteer clearance requirements? Contact (610) 889-2125, ext. 52116.