Required Coach Clearances
Only those volunteers with all clearances on file will be permitted to coach or assist in coaching for DBSA teams. PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL CLEARANCES. - Keep originals for yourself and mail copies to:
PO Box #583
Maytown, PA 17550
Attn: Coach Clearances
PA state law requires that we have on file 3 clearances (valid for 60 months) for any volunteers having direct contact with children:
1- PA criminal Background History: This can be obtained at https://epatch.state.pa.us. Fill out all requested information and make payment. You should then be able to print the certificate immediately. Click on the Control # to print certificate. Print 2 so you can keep one for your own records or other use.
2- PA Child Abuse History Clearance: This can be obtained at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis. Create an account, be sure to remember your log on information. Fill out all requested information and make payment. This may take 2 weeks. You will receive an e-mail to let you know when the certificate is ready for you to go back into your account to print 2.
* 3- If you have been a resident in Pennsylvania for the entirety of the last 10 years you can print and sign the child safety affidavit. Otherwise you are required to obtain the FBI fingerprint clearance listed below. Link to affidavit is below and under the handouts tab.
** FBI Criminal History (through finger prints): Use service code - 1KG6ZJ
** If you wold like to use this for school volunteering as well, be sure to Choose the option with PACS# Volunteer. Direct any questions to the school.
** Volunteer clearances cannot be used for employment purposes, however employment clearances can also be used to volunteer
Please submit copies of your clearances as soon as possible. Keep the originals for your records.
Please mail copies of your clearances to: DBSA PO Box 583 Maytown, PA 17550 Attn. Coach Clearances
PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL CLEARANCES.