FBI Federal Criminal History Records

-Start the fingerprint registration process online by visiting

-Under "Registration Information" please select "Register Online",check the box to agree to the terms, and click Continue in the bottom right. Once again you must agree to the terms by checking the box and click continue.

-Upon completion, a designated list of authorized cogent fingerprint locations will be provided to you. You must take a copy with you to the fingerprinting facility.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (ACT 151)

-Complete the form online:

-Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately. 

OR by Mail:

Complete Section 1 of the form and enclose a $10.00 money order ONLY (payable to DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE).

-Child Abuse History Clearance Form

Send to:


P.O. BOX 8170

HARRISBURG, PA 17105-8170 

PA State Criminal Record History Check (ACT 34)

-You may download and send the form via regular mail or submit a new record check online by visiting
-Download Request for Criminal Record Check

 Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training

-Click here to access the University of Pittsburgh's 3 hour training program