All Undergraduate and Masters-level students enrolled in Teacher Certification programs must maintain current clearances every semester they are enrolled in Education classes. Click on the links below for information on obtaining each clearance. Register clearances online through American DataBank. There is a registration fee of $25 per year.
Required clearances (note: all clearances expire after one year and must be renewed):
- PA Child Abuse Clearance (ACT 151)
- PA Criminal Background Check (ACT 34)
- Completed Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form (ACT 24)
- A current TB test – students should be tested through the qualified health care provider of their choice.
Federal Criminal History Records (Act 114/Fingerprints):
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has decided to switch fingerprint suppliers. As a result, Cogent will no longer be providing fingerprint services for 'new applicants' (students).
Effective November 28th, 2017, all students/applicants will be required to begin a new pre-registration with the new Commonwealth supplier, MorphoTrust.
Details regarding this change will be updated as we receive the information.