Child Protection Clearances for All CEF  Volunteers 

All volunteers must complete all of these forms prior to serving. 

CEF staff with work with all volunteers to make sure all paperwork is complete. 

CEF Specific Clearances

To view each form click on the file name you wish to view and it will open as a PDF.


Statement of Faith

Volunteer Letter

CEF Child Protection Policy

Audio Presentation Signature Page

FBI Affidavit

Workers' Compliance Agreement


Confidential Screening Form

Background Check Authorization

Click here to download a single PDF with all CEF forms.

Pennsylvania Specific Clearances 

NOTE: All clearances are free for volunteers and must be renewed every 5 years. 


PA Criminal Background Check

Option 1: Click here to download a paper application of the Criminal History Request Form: Volunteer Only- SP4-164A (Updated 12/2017)

 Option 2: Click here to apply online with the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History website.

  • Click on “Submit A New Record Check” and follow the directions.

  • Print out your Certification form immediately.  Print the complete certificate with the state seal in the background – not just the receipt.

PA Child Abuse Clearance 

Option 1: Click here to download a paper application of Child Abuse CY113 (Updated 12/15).

Option 2: To apply online  visit the  Child Welfare Portal

  • Click on "Create Individual Account" to create a login.  Be sure to save your login information.

  •  Clearances may take up to two weeks to receive either electronically or by mail, depending on your selection.


FBI Fingerprinting Clearance

(Volunteers who have lived in the state of PA for at least 10 continuous years, may sign the CEF disclosure statement and do not have to complete the fingerprinting clearance). 

Click here to apply online at the Identogo Pennsylvania website.

  • Click on “Digital Fingerprinting”

  • If you are volunteering with CEF, enter this service code to get started: 1KG6ZJ 

  • Click “Schedule or Manage Appointment”  and fill out the required information

  • Select the location you will visit to to get your fingerprint clearance.



Click here to download a copy of the Pennsylvania instructions.