Review the information below on the Pennsylvania mandated background clearances, now required by all Pennsylvania paid employees 14 and older, which includes referees.
Links for all 3 clearances are below. Clearances are good for 5 years.
Clearances may take 2-4 weeks until you receive your copy.
Once completed and the appropriate documents are received from Pennsylvania and the FBI,
- Existing referees should mail paper copies (NOT ORIGINALS) to:
- EPSARC, 152 Corby Road, West Grove, PA 19390
- New referees taking the Entry Level course should not mail them; you must provide copies to the course coordinator prior to registering for the course
- Minors (ages 14-17) are exempt from the FBI fingerprint check if they have been a resident of Pennsylvania for the previous 10 years. But they still must complete the 2 State Clearances and a Disclosure Form.
Pennsylvania Child Protection Laws & Clearances apply to Referees too
As of July 1, 2015, all paid employees age 14 and older working in the state of Pennsylvania, that interact directly with children, are required to get background clearances. This must be done before the first night of an Entry Level Class, and for anyone transferring to Eastern Pennsylvania from another State Association.
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