Required Clearances

Required Clearances (not due until hired)

In accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education School Services Unit, ALL APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT with public and private schools including student teachers and independent contractors and their employees, must undergo background checks. Act 151 (Pennsylvania Child Abuse History), Act 34 (Pennsylvania Criminal History) and Act 114 (FBI) must be renewed every five years.


Act 151: PA Child Abuse History Clearance (Your cost)

You can submit and pay for the PA Child Abuse History Clearance through the Child Welfare Information Solution (CWIS) self-service portal.

Act 34 – Pennsylvania Criminal History (Your cost)

You can complete this form online and print or download the results.

Act 114 – Fingerprinting (Indiana County Head Start will reimburse with receipt)

You will need to create an account and schedule an appointment. Be sure to bring your enrollment document, ID, and payment (if not already prepaid) to the fingerprint site. Find Designated Locations

Sex Offender Check

Indiana County Head Start will run a check through the sex offender list on your behalf.

Pre-employment Physical

You will need to visit visit your healthcare provider (ICHS will reimburse up to $30 with receipt) or Indiana's MedExpress for a physical. You will need to bring or send your results to Indiana County Head Start, Inc. ICHS Physical Form

Drug Test

You will need to visit Indiana's MedExpress to complete this testing. Indiana County Head Start, Inc .will have access to the test results.

Tuberculosis Test

You will need to visit your healthcare provider or MedExpress to complete this testing. You will need to bring or send your results (via fax, email, etc.) to Indiana County Head Start, Inc.