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Required Clearance Information

  • Required clearances related to PA Act 135 and IUP’s background investigation checking policy are:

    1. Act 34 - Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check (SP4‐164)
    2. Act 151 - Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY‐113) to determine if the person is named as a perpetrator of an indicated or founded child abuse report, and
    3. Act 114 - Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (Criminal History Report)

    What is the process of obtaining clearances for:

    Existing employees (staff, students, faculty, managers and contractors)

    New or existing volunteer (age 18 or over)

    New hires and re-hires (staff, students, faculty, managers and contractors)

    For all groups: Failure to complete, show proof of completion of all required clearances, or be reported to have results which disqualify your eligibility for employment will result in the revocation of your offer of employment/volunteer position or continued employment with IUP.

    For more detailed information on these topics, please visit our FAQ page.