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Volunteer Clearance Information and Application Procedures

Beginning July 25, 2015, the cost of obtaining the Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check (Act 34) and the Child Abuse History  Clearance Act ( Act 151)  is waived ($0.00). When indicating the purpose of the clearances, please indicate "Volunteer."

VOLUNTEER CLEARANCES ARE GOOD FOR FIVE (5) YEARS, SO IF YOU HAVE DONE THIS IN THE PAST FIVE (5) YEARS, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT NEW ONES. Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the Parkland School District. If determined that you are a volunteer, you must then complete all the necessary paperwork.

  1. School Board Policy 916 - Volunteers
  2. Volunteer General Information Sheet - Page 1
  3. Volunteer Application - Pages 2,3
  4. Volunteer Pages - Pages 4-6
  5. Volunteer Affidavit - Page 7
  6. Copy of Act 34 - Criminal History Check (see below)
  7. Copy of Act 151 -PA Child Abuse History Clearance (see below)
  8. ONLY IF REQUIREDCopy of your Act 114 - FBI BACKGROUND CHECK (Fingerprinting Results)Registration ID Number.
  9. Checklist for Volunteers – Must be completed prior to submitting paperwork.


Act 34 – PA Criminal Background

Apply online via the “epatch” system at

Results should be instantaneous unless they are “under review” in which  case, note your reference number and date of application and use that  information to check back on the “epatch” website periodically until   your results are available.

Print clearance (be sure you click all the way through to the “certification form” button – the document you print must show your social security number, DOB, etc.) and submit to HR with other clearances.

IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: When you go into the PA Criminal Background clearance to view and print it, if you don’t either SAVE or PRINT out the clearance by clicking on the “CERTIFICATION” button, you or Human Resources will NOT BE ABLE to view or print out the actual clearance if you go back into the site. The CERTIFICATION button is just above the “BACK” button.  Please be certain to PRINT your certification/clearance form before closing the page.

​​​​​​​Act 151 – PA Child Abuse

Apply online at

You will need to create an account with a valid email address in order  to apply (please follow directions carefully)

Print clearance and submit to HR with other clearances

Act 114 – FBI BACKGROUND CHECK (Fingerprinting Results)

Register online at – our school service code is 1KG6XN.

For more detailed information, visit PDE – Federal Criminal History Background Check

Submit a copy of your IDENTOGO fingerprinting receipt to HR with your other clearances

The registration ID number is on the receipt and is used by Human Resources Dept. personnel to view your results online.