LASD and PDE require all five pre-employment clearances. Clearances must be less than five years old at the time of hire. Original clearances must be presented in the Central Administration Office, although our office will only maintain a copy.
Act 151 Clearance (Child Abuse - $8 Fee Required)
Act 151 Clearances are now available online. You must create an account at http://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home Once an account is created, you will be emailed a temporary password. Use this password to log in to the system and, click "Access My Clearances". After reading the instructions, click "Continue" on the bottom right of the screen and then choose "Create Clearance Application". Prospective employees will need to use their own credit/debit card information to pay for the clearance.
Click here to download paper application. Allow 3-4 weeks for processing of a paper application.
Act 114 Clearance (Federal Fingerprinting - $28.75 Fee Required)
You must obtain an FBI Clearance under the PA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. No other FBI Clearance will be accepted (Dept. of Welfare, Dept. of Banking, etc.). You must log on to www.pa.cogentid.com and get a Registration ID (which starts with PAE).
Act 24 (Arrest and Conviction Form - No Cost)
Click here to download file. Form needs completed by applicant and then submitted directly to LASD.