Peters Township, Pennsylvania

Background Checks

Background Check Policy

Background Check Policy  - pdf   (Revised)

To be permitted to work or volunteer with a youth sports association or group and be in compliance with the Peters Township and State of Pennsylvania Policies the individual must complete and pass the required background screenings:



To be in compliance with the State of Pennsylvania the following background screenings are required

Individuals, age 14 and over receiving financial compensation for their services must compete all three background screenings including the FBI finger print screening

Individuals, ages 18 and over wishing to volunteer must complete and pass the following background screenings (depending on the length of residency in the State of Pennsylvania)

1.  The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Check

PA State Police Criminal History Step by Step Guide - pdf

Link to Start Online Criminal History Check -

2.  The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance    

PA Child Abuse History Step By Step Guide for Clearance - pdf

Link to Start Online Child Abuse History Clearance -

3.  FBI Criminal Background Screening Check

If the individual is receiving compensation or is a volunteer that has lived in the state of Pennsylvania less than 10 years they MUST also have the FBI finger print screening

Register and pay for fingerprinting online at

Once registered, visit one of the designated locations. 

If the individual wishing to volunteer has lived in the State of Pennsylvania for 10 or more years the required affidavit must be completed

Affidavit - pdf 

Final Instructions

Individuals must submit all required clearances and documents to the sports association or group prior to any routine involvement in any capacity. Incomplete information will not be accepted.

The process may take some time, so sports associations and the individual wishing to work/volunteer must plan appropriately.

Please contact Michele Harmel at (724)942-5000 if you have any questions.



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