(updated 1/9/17)
    Please refer to this page when completing your clearance applications,
    the three clearances are from different agencies and the procedures for each differ. 
    When you receive the clearances you must provide them to the W.A.S.D. Human Resources Office,
    we are not forwarded any results directly by the clearance agencies.
    • All school employees and active substitutes are required by PA School Code to provide new clearances every five years.
    • Employees are responsible for obtaining and providing up to date clearances before the expiration of previous clearances.
    • Volunteer clearances are NOT acceptable for the purpose of employment.
    • It is important to refer to the detailed instructions below when completing applications for clearances.

    The cost to obtain the clearances is as follows:  $8 for Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, $8 for Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check and $24.25 for Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.  As is true with the clearances obtained at the inception of employment, these clearances must be obtained and paid for by the employee. Please note that the School District does not receive information directly from the clearance agencies and your home address and other personal contact information should be used in all areas of the application forms.  Email jobs@wasd.org or call the DSC ext. 33590 for assistance. 


    The following links contain the applications and instructions for the three required clearances. Please read and follow the directions carefully.  Your name and address should be provided in the sections for "Requester", "Subject of Record" and "Applicant"

    If you choose to mail in the Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse History Clearance requests you will be required to mail a money order as that is the only method of payment accepted.  Online applications for these clearances will only accept payment by credit card. 

    PA Criminal Record Check Clearance   It is important to choose "EMPLOYMENT" as the reason for the request.  Applying online enables you to print the clearance immediately, to print the clearance you will click on the blue link containing the Control Number and then click on the blue link for Certificate Form.  (Your name and address should be used in the section as requester and again in the section as the subject of the record check.)


    FBI Background Check Clearance Instructions  It is important to choose "THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION" section when registering by phone or on the website.  Once you have completed step one you must take the registration ID number and a photo ID to the UPS Store for fingerprinting.  After having your prints taken forward a paper copy of Registration ID number to Human Resources, we are able to access the report using that number.  The unofficial copy of the clearance will be sent to you in the mail.


    Child Abuse History Clearance  For Purpose of Clearance you must check the box for "SCHOOL EMPLOYEE governed by the Public School Code".   The section on agency/organization name and payment authorization code should not be completed.  Please skip to the section on Applicant Demographic Information and continue to complete all the remaining sections on both pages.  It is mandatory to complete the sections on previous addresses and household members, failure to do so will result in the application being returned to you and delays in processing.

    (Please note that the Child Abuse History can also be completed online; access this link for instructions Child Abuse History Clearance ONLINE applications.

    Clearances must be provided to the W.A.S.D. Human Resources Office according to compliance criteria,
    failure to maintain and provide updated clearances may result in disciplinary action and can be grounds for termination of employment.

Last Modified on January 9, 2017