In order to work or volunteer with children, certain people are required to obtain clearances.
The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance can be submitted and paid for online through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal. Submitting an application online allows individual applicants to receive their results through an automated system that will notify them once their results have been processed. Applicants will be able to view and print their results online. The self-service portal also provides organizations the ability to create business accounts to prepay for child abuse clearances and have online access to the results. Get more information about the electronic submission of child abuse clearances or on obtaining a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check or Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.
Who needs child abuse clearances?
Types of clearances
Pennsylvania Child Abuse
Pennsylvania State Police
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Thank you for your continued commitment to keeping Pennsylvania’s children safe.