Clearances

These are the addresses for the required clearance sites:

Pennsylvania State Police Clearances (PATCH)
https://epatch.state.pa.us
Choose “Employment” as reason for request. These get submitted in batches, and must be paid with a credit card.

Pennsylvania Child Welfare Portal (COMPASS, AKA the Long Form)
https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
Each staff member will need to click on “Create Individual Account” and create a new account with the payment voucher number that we provide to them.

Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center
https://reportabusepa.pitt.edu
This is the website for the mandatory online training that each staff member must complete. Each staff member will need to click on Registration to create an account. The last question in the registration page, “Are you Licensed or applying for a license through one of the following Pennsylvania boards?”, should be answered “No”. After registration they will need to log in to the site to complete the online training.

FBI Fingerprinting Registration:
https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pdeNew.htm

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