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Clearance Info for Paid Staff & Volunteers

Pennsville Baptist Church seeks to provide a safe and secure environment for the children who participate in our programs and activities.  By implementing the requirements below, our goal is achieved to protect the children, our staff and volunteers. We, as Christians, must be diligent with this task.

Requirements for all paid staff & volunteers:

I. Background Check

  1. PA Child Abuse History Clearance (CY113) (Childline Act 33)
    1. How to  --->  www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS -- (You must create a new account)
  2. PA Criminal Record Check (SP4-164) (Act 34)
    1. How to  --->  http://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check (For Paid Staff Only)
    1. How to  --->  www.pa.cogentid.com//index_dpw.htm

**If you cannot complete these background checks and clearances online and need a    paper form, please contact the church office.

**You Must submit a copy of each of your clearances for us to keep on record. Please either mail or drop-off to the church office or give to Cathy Laird.

II. Report Abuse Seminar

  1. If you missed the Safe Sanctuaries Seminar that was held here at the church, the online course is available at www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu.
  2. A certificate is provided after completion of this seminar.  We MUST obtain a copy of this for proof of completion!


  • All paid staff must get all 3 Clearances
  • All Volunteers ages 18 & over:
    • If you have lived in PA for at least 10 yrs., volunteers must have both the PA Child Abuse History and the PA Criminal Record Check.
    • If you have not been a resident for at least 10 yrs., you must also obtain the FBI Criminal History Report.
  • The Clearances are required every 36 months.
    • If your clearances are older than 3 yrs., you must get new ones by Dec. 31, 2015.
    • Volunteers who do not have clearances must get them by July 1, 2015.