State Required Clearances
 
 
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Pennsylvania Required Clearances

Clearances are required for an employee or unpaid volunteer at a minimum of every 60 months from the date of the oldest clearance. Clearances may be required more frequently based on licensure or employer requirements.
Agencies and organizations must ensure that clearances are obtained in accordance with the CPSL.
The required clearances include:
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance;
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal History Background Check (required for all employees and some volunteers) When completing fingerprints you will be asked to provide a code, for paid employees use 1KG738; for unpaid volunteers use 1KG6ZJ.

Staff members in contact with children must also complete a Mandated Reporter training:
https://www.socialwork.pitt.edu/researchtraining/child-welfare-programs/act-31-line-training
 
Ohio Required Clearances
 
All that is required is a background check, state level if you have lived in Ohio more than 5 years or FBI if less than 5 years. Clearances can be obtained through the following resources:
 
Sheriff Offices: Criminal record check information for Ohio residents may be obtained through the Sheriff’s Office of the county in which the person resides. The cost for this service is usually minimal (around $3.00) with some offices charging no fee for background checks. For a complete listing of Ohio’s 88 Sheriffs and their contact information, please visit http://www.buckeyesheriffs.org.
 
FBI Fingerprinting can be done through the Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation (BCI&I): Part of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, BCI&I offers WebCheck®, an Internet-based system for civilian background checks. With many checks taking as little as a few hours to conduct, should a search find a criminal record, BCI&I will provide the results via the U.S. Postal Service. BCI&I charges $22 and $24 per transaction to perform a WebCheck; however, some participating agencies and vendors also offering WebCheck may charge additional fees for the services. Visit http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business/Services-for-Business/WebCheck for more details on Ohio’s WebCheck system or to set up an appointment to be fingerprinted. 
 
West Virginia Required Clearances
Currently under research