In addition to signing up with CHYSC, all coaches with CHYSC are required to submit clearances in accordance with PA law.
Details for clearances can be read at keepkidssafe.pa.gov. Governor Wolf has instituted a fee waiver for volunteers. There are three documents that need to be completed
1. Child Abuse History Clearance – https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home
2. Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check –https://epatch.pa.gov/home
Signed Disclosure Statement (10+ yr continuous PA residents)
If you have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years, you would need to do an FBI check in lieu of the Signed Disclosure Statement.
The FBI check would not be free.
Clearances are good for 5 years.