Clearance Packet

Criminal Record Check 

(Act 34 Background Clearance)
Only Document with State Seal Watermark Accepted

  • The Criminal Background Check can also be obtained on-line using a debit or credit card at .
  • Is good for one year from the date the clearance has been granted.
  • Students must check “Other” under Purpose of Clearance
  • Must say “no record”.
  • May take two to four weeks to be processed.
  • Applicants must make sure that they print the “official” Certification Form with the state seal watermark in the background.

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance 

(Act 151)
Only Originals Accepted

  • Is good for one year from the date the clearance has been granted.
  • Students must check “School Employee Governed by Public School Code” under Purpose of Clearance
  • Must say “no record”.
  • Child Abuse History can be obtained online at: 

Login or Create an Account, Follow directions and note that information you will need before you start, you should have the following information readily available to help you complete your application:

  • Addresses where you have previously lived
  • Names of all individuals with whom you have lived to include parents, guardians, siblings, spouses, etc.
  • Any previous names you have used or have been known by
  • Credit Card information for a $10 application fee (or a payment code from the organization that is asking you to obtain a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance)

Follow directions and you will receive results via e-mail and you will be able to print the results from your computer.

FBI Clearance 

(Act 114)
Only Originals Accepted  

  • All student teachers, students participating in the classrooms, and anyone employed in private or public schools must have a current FBI Federal Criminal History Record done.
  • This clearance is good for the entire time you are enrolled at LHU; unless you lose the original or if you have a break in your enrollment.
  • Must say “no record”
  • This clearance requires fingerprinting done at specific sites in Pennsylvania.
  • You must be registered with Cogent Systems at prior to having your fingerprinting done.
  • You must click on the PDE linkUse only the Pennsylvania Department of Education Site. This website will walk you through the process and list fingerprinting sites.
  • It may take up to 8 weeks to receive your clearance results back and you will not be able to enter schools without it so plan ahead.

Tuberculin (TB) Test

Only Physicians Report Accepted

  • Is good for two years from the date of the test. If a student has a valid TB test on record at the LHU Glennon Student Health Services, the student may go there to request a TB Test Verification Form. (New students must have the TB test as part of their Medical Record for entrance to the University, so it will be part of their physical examination form and we recommend that you keep a copy of that TB Test Verification information to submit to our office.)
  • If a student needs a TB test, the Infirmary will do the test free of charge everyday but Thursday
  • The TB Test verification from the infirmary or from a private physician must include the student’s name, date of test, and the test results (which should be negative), and the physician’s name on the report. No hand written notes accepted.

 Note: Non-U.S. citizens must also apply for clearances and a TB test

Contact Us

Office of Student Teaching and Field Experience

Office of Student Teaching and Field Experiences
6th Floor, Robinson Learning Center
(570) 484-2699 or (570) 484-2024
Patricia Cozzi
609 Robinson Learning Center
(570) 484-2024

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday


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