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Clearances

Required for Employees and Volunteers

The following background checks and clearances are required for all employees and volunteers serving the Independence Mission Schools network prior to beginning employment or service. All three must be renewed every 60 months.

The Criminal Background and Child Abuse clearances are free for volunteers. The fingerprints are not free but are required.

PA Criminal Background Check

https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
Click on the button that says New Volunteer Record Check

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
Click on the button that says Create Individual Account. If you already have an account, log in.

Fingerprinting

https://www.identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania
Scroll down to Enrollment Services and click on Digital Fingerprinting. Enter code 1KG6V5 then follow links to schedule an appointment and to locate a fingerprinting center. When you receive the results please send a copy to the school office at the school where you plan to volunteer.

 

Required for Employees Only

The following required training must be completed by IMS employees within 90 days of beginning employment. If you have previously taken this training, see below.

If you have previously taken Safe Environment training in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, please contact the Office for Child and Youth Protection at 215-587-2466 or ocyp@archphila.org to request a duplicate certificate. If you completed the training at another diocese, request a transferability evaluation.