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​Background Checks Portability

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​Can FBI criminal history certifications obtained through the Department of Human Services be accepted by schools for employment purposes?

Are the list of reportable/prohibitive offenses in the PA School Code and CPSL the same?

Can a child abuse history certification or PSP criminal history certification obtained for volunteer activities be used for employment purposes?

Can a school print out an FBI criminal history record to give to an applicant if an applicant requests a copy?

Will IdentoGO still mail an unofficial copy of the background check to individuals?

Are name check letters also good for five years?

What if our local school board policies do not currently reflect the recent changes to the CPSL and School Code that permit the portability of background checks?

Who should schools contact if they have questions?