a. Applicants must register online at www.pa.cogentid.com or by phone at 1-888-439-2486. Registration is required prior to visiting a fingerprint site, you can find local sites by visiting the online registration website. The charge to the credit/debit card will be $28.75 and is payable at www.pa.cogentid.com or by money order or cashier check at the fingerprint site. Following registration, applicants should visit a fingerprint site of choice. You will be required to show a qualified State or Federal photo identification and will then be electronically fingerprinted. You will receive a form and code that should be returned to NBASD so we can access the results.
Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
a. Paper applications (Form CY113) are available in the NBASD Central Administration Office, or the Department of Human Services website, https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home. Applicants must include a $10 money order payable to the Department of Public Welfare. No cash or personal checks will be accepted. If you do not receive the Child Abuse History clearance within eight weeks, you should call 717-783-6211.
b. Beginning December 31, 2014 the Child Abuse History Clearance may be completed online by visiting https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS.
PA State Criminal History Record (Act 34)
a. Log on to https://epatch.state.pa.us and select “Submit New Record Check” under credit card users. The charge to the credit card will be $10. You must record the Control Number verifying your request. Results are available immediately after the registration is completed. The “No Record” certificate can be accessed through the PATCH Record Check screen at https://epatch.state.pa.us/RCStatusSearch.jsp and submitting a search request.
b. Paper applications are available in the NBASD Central Administration Office, by visiting www.nbasd.org, PA State Police Barracks, or the PA State Police website: www.psp.state.pa.us. The completed application and payment should be mailed to: Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository 164, 1800 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758.