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State Law Change Affects All Volunteers including Sea Cadets

The PA Child Protective Services Law changed effective January 1, 2015.  This change requires the unit to conduct background checks through provider designated by PA per the requirements of the law.  The US Naval Sea Cadets Corps NHQ will continue to conduct background checks, in addition to the checks required for PA.

These changes and associated costs are required by the State of Pennsylvania.

Who Is Required to Comply with the New PA Law?

All Staff Officers and anyone that has regular interaction and/or supervision of cadets. 

Timeline to provide the clearance forms.

Any new volunteers who begin their volunteer service on or after September 1, 2015, we must receive the compliance materials before the volunteer participates in any activity where he or she will supervise and/or have direct contact with children under the age of 18.  

All current staff will need to complete the required background checks ASAP

Staff must provide the following:

  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check
  • Child Abuse History Clearance
  • If PA resident for at least 10 continuous years: a completed Pennsylvania Resident Volunteer Verification Form.
  • If PA resident for less than 10 continuous years and/or a resident of anywhere other than PA: FBI Criminal Background Check

How To Obtain Your Background Checks

PA State Police Criminal Record Check
May be requested online by visiting the State Police web site - Click Here  

This clearance will display on your computer screen.  Be sure to print this report to a .pdf or print and scan the file

Child Abuse History Clearances
May be requested online - Click Here  

Be sure to save the PDF.

FBI Criminal Background (Required if you have lived in PA for less than 10 years)

To request an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (approximate cost $27.50): Click Here. 

Please note: This link will take you to the page managed by Cogent for the state of PA to help individuals attain an FBI clearance.  Please select the Department of Human Services link as your option.

Pennsylvania Resident Volunteer Verification Form (In lieu of FBI Check)
For PA residents of 10+ years, the resident verification form may be substituted for the FBI Criminal Background Check

Pittsburgh Battalion Resident Verification

PA Child Protective Services Law Compliance Documentation

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