Clearances for Working with Children and Youth

According to PA state law, all adults (18 and over) working with children need to have passed certain background checks and clearances. For volunteers who have maintained PA residency for at least the past 10 years, the following items are required:

State Child Abuse History

You can also find a paper application in the church office to mail in your request for this clearance.

State Police Criminal Record Check

You can also find a paper application in the church office to mail in your request for this clearance.

Volunteer Disclosure Statement

This statement must be signed in front of a witness at First Lutheran. Please contact or stop by the church office during regular hours to sign this statement.

If you have not maintained PA residency for the past 10 years, you must do an alternate clearance instead of this disclosure statement. See info below.

If you have NOT lived in PA (continuously) for the past 10 years:

FBI Fingerprint Clearance

Please click the button below to begin this process. After being taken to the FBI Clearance website, please follow the instructions below.

  • Select “Digital Fingerprinting
  • Select “Pennsylvania
  • When asked for service code, type in: “1KG6ZJ
  • The closest location to have this done is 2397 Loop Rd. in Chambersburg.

FBI Fingerprint Clearance Information

Those who have not maintained PA residency for the past 10 years need FBI fingerprinting in place of the disclosure statement.

Using Clearances Obtained for Other Positions

If you do not have clearances on file in the church office, but you have had them done in the past five years for another job or volunteer position, you may bring that documentation to the office so that we can make a copy and file it.

 

General Information

Volunteers who have lived in the state for over ten years should be able to do each of these clearances with no charge. If you need your FBI clearance done or you are told you need to pay for a volunteer clearance, First Lutheran will reimburse you for your clearances.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office or Pastor Nicholson. Paper forms (for everything except the FBI fingerprinting clearance) are available in the church office.