As an ArtsPath Artist, you must have all of the clearances that are required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
You may use the following links to complete the forms in order to complete the background clearance requirements.
To complete the Criminal History Check, submit a New Record Check at the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) website. The Pennsylvania State
Police request for Criminal Record Check is to be completed by requester (information will be mailed to requester only). There is a $8.00 nonrefundable fee for each request, regardless of outcome. Payment is accepted by credit card or by billing a
To complete the form, please visit the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Information Solution (PACWIS) website and create an individual account.
There is a $8.00 fee to process documents payable via debit or credit card.
Please follow the link to fill out the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) FBI Federal Criminal History Check for Prospective Employees at Applicant Fingerprinting Online Services. Applicants may make their payment of $27.00
online using a credit card or debit card. Follow the following link for more information on Act 114 and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
If you are unable to complete forms through the websites, please contact Jeff Wacker, ArtsPath Coordinator, Arts-in-Education Services, at (724) 357-4565 for further assistance.
This program is
made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. It is funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation and administered regionally by ArtsPath through the College
of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is additionally supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.