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Background Checks

Criminal Record Checks, Child Abuse Clearances, and Drug Screen

Students must complete yearly background checks via the American DataBank system, including:

  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check
    Nationwide Sex Offender Search
    Office of the Inspector General clearance (insurance fraud)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse clearance
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  • FBI Background Check (fingerprinting) 
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen  

Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, Nationwide Sex Offender Search, Office of the Inspector General clearance

These clearances are run automatically by the American DataBank when you complete your package order. The accompanying results will be uploaded for you by ADB and will read simply as 'Criminal Check Completion'.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse clearance

Electronic Submission: The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Application can now be submitted online. Click Here to Submit an Application. Creating an acount and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately.

Once you enter the Child Welfare Portal, you must create an account or log in if you already have an account. Note: you will need a valid email address to create an account. Once you receive the results you must submit a copy of this result to American DataBank for processing.

Paper Submissions: Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet. Applicants must download the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form and Authorization Letter. Please follow the detailed instructions on the first page on how to submit these forms.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare will send the results to you via US Mail within 3-4 Weeks. Submit a copy of this result to American DataBank for processing.

FBI Background Check

Students will be doing electronic fingerprinting. You will receive a registration code and instructions for electronic fingerpringing via e-mail from American DataBank 48-72 hours after placing your package order. The results of the fingerprints will be mailed to you about a month after you've been fingerprinted. Once results are received, you must submit a copy of these result to American DataBank for processing.

10 Panel Drug Screen 

When you receive your packet from American DataBank, it will include a Chain of Custody (drug screen) form. Make an appointment for your drug screen at your designated Quest Labs location. This will be listed on your mailing. The results of the drug screen will be sent directly from Quest Labs to the American Databank for processing.