Processing your own Background CheckFor Volunteers OnlyAny questions, please contact the Church Officeoffice@christmemorial.us or 610-644-4508
Many local churches are adding safety measures to their programs, and Christ Memorial is no different! Caring for the well-being of the children will always be a priority of this congregation. Additionally the Commonwealth of PA has passed legislation mandating procedures for those who work or volunteer to work with youth and children. Please note that all adult volunteers (18 years and older) who work directly with children must have clearances on file in the church office. Our hope is that you will continue to serve the church and the children knowing that these laws have been enacted for the continued safety of our children.
Clearances are now good for 60 months (5 years). Volunteer clearances can not be use for employment but clearances obtain for employment can be used for volunteer opportunities. Make sure you keep your clearances in a safe location. Given the opportunity to download your clearances to your computer, you should do do. This will give you the ability to print out your clearances as needed.
Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Record Check (Act 34) (click here if you would like to see the form)
a. Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp b. Select New Record Check (Volunteer Only) c. Follow the online instructions (no charge) d. Print and forward copy of result to the church office
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Record Check (Act 33)(click here if you would like to see the form. It is recommended to review the form ahead of time as the system will time out if you are taking to long to fill out the form online)
a. Go to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home b. Select Create a New Account c. Follow the online instructions (no charge) d. After receipt of confirmation email, login e. Follow the online instructions for volunteers f. Print and forward copy of results to the church office
Affidavit of PA Residency (If you have not lived in Pennsylvania for ten years, skip Step 3 and proceed to Step 4)
a. If you have lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years, click here and print out the form.b. Sign and date the form, make sure it is witnessed and return to the church office.c. You are now finished. Do Not proceed to Step 4.
If you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years, you must complete the Federal Criminal History Record Check from FBI (fingerprinting check) - Step 4
FBI Fingerprinting Check
a. Go to https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm b. Select Register Online (requires a credit card) c. Follow the online instructions including payment requirements ($27.50) d. Print voucher and proceed to facility of your choice to be fingerprinted e. Once you receive results, print and forward copy to the church office