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Obtaining Clearances

Potential employees of the Apollo-Ridge School District are required to submit these clearances prior to being recommended for hire. 

Volunteers may use these same links, however, please choose the VOLUNTEER portals so you will not be charged. Individuals who have lived within the state of Pennsylvania may waive the FBI fingerprint check by completing this form.

New employees and volunteers are also required to attend Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training every 5 years. This task may be done online by following this link

If you have questions about these processes, please contact Cris Kostiuk at 724-478-6010 or kostiukc@apolloridge.com for assistance.

Child Abuse Background Check

Before making application, you will first create an individual account. Please retain the login and password information as you will need to log back in to download your child abuse history report.
 

Criminal Background Check

After you have completed the application process, you should be able to print your clearance. In the event that it is not readily available to you, please retain the Control Number and the date you submitted your application. You will use the "check the status" link and log in with those details at a later date to obtain your clearance.
 

FBI Fingerprint Background Check

You may complete the application online, paying the applicable fee by credit card. Once you have registered, contact Greg Coy at ARIN IU28 to set an appointment for the actual fingerprinting. 800-272-2746, ext. 1215 or 1217.
 

The table below provides details on the process including costs and timelines. When you are ready to begin, click the links at the bottom of each column to begin the online registration. You may also click here for an overview from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

 

 

PA Criminal Record Check

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

Federal (FBI) Criminal History Record Check

Mandated Reporter Training

 Cost

 Free for volunteers

Free for volunteers

 $27.00

Volunteers who have been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania during the entirety of the previous ten-year period are able to file a waiver in lieu of the fingerprint background check

Free

 Form of Payment Accepted

Credit card (if submitting online)

Credit card (if submitting online)

Online with credit card, money order or cashier's check

N/A

Expected time for results

Usually within 2 weeks (could be sooner)

Usually within 2 weeks

Usually within 2 weeks

Immediately

Electronic submission

 Yes

Yes            

 Yes

Yes

Manner in which results will be received

Online with paper copy

Online with paper copy

Mailed to your home

Printed at end of training

Is this a one-step process?

Yes

Yes

No. You must first register for an ID, then you must get finger-printed at an approved location.

 

  • The new state vendor, IdentoGO, has an on line format that requires applicants to register and schedule an appointment through their system.
  • State fingerprint sites have no control over scheduling at this time.
  • Districts should provide employees/volunteers with the appropriate service code for those applicants to register under through IdentoGO.
  • The fingerprinting process now requires applicants to select the form of identification that they'll bring with them, and pay at the IU with a credit card, money order or certified check.
  • If using a card the applicants name must be on the card or bring the individual with them who's name is on the card to authorize the payment by signature. 
 
  • If you have not previously registered you will need to do so before getting started
  • Please refer to the frequently asked questions (FAQ) section after you login.
  • This course is approved for 3 continuing education credits and has been approved by the PA Department of Human Services and Department of State to meet mandated reporting (Act 31) license requirements. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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