Additionally, anyone who has not lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years must complete an FBI clearance. This clearance requires fingerprinting. Also, unlike the state police background check, there is a required $27.50 fee. The application for the FBI clearance can be completed at: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm.
If you have lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years, you do not have to complete the FBI background check but, you must swear or affirm in writing by signing the Volunteer Affirmation Form
that you are not disqualified from service because of a conviction for any offense referenced in the law. Offenses referenced in the Child Protective Services Law include: