All prospective employees of the Hanover Public School District will be required to submit state required clearances prior to employment. If you already have current (within the last 12 months) clearances, you may upload those along with your application. Instructions for obtaining each clearance will be listed below. The required clearances include the PA State Criminal History Check (Act 34), FBI Federal Criminal History (Act 114) and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151). In addition to clearances, candidates will be required to complete Act 168 forms for their current employer and any former employers where the candidate worked in a school or in a position that had direct contact with children.


PA State Criminal History Check (Act 34)

Please click the above link and select “Submit a New Record Check.” Follow the website prompts and directions to complete the form for submission. Select “Employment” as the reason for the request. You will need to be able to provide credit card information for the $8.00 fee. Depending upon the results for the request, you may be able to print the certificate immediately. Once you’ve received your certificate, please forward it to the Human Resources department at the administration office. To request the clearance by mail, please visit the website and select “SP4-164 Form” from the “Help” menu.

FBI Federal Criminal History Clearance (Act 114)

After clicking the above link, please select “Register Online” located in the top right hand corner. Please follow the website prompts to complete your registration form for fingerprinting. You will need access to credit card information for the fee of $24.25. After completing your registration, you will receive a registration number on your confirmation page. Please print this page and take it with you to a fingerprint location to be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting locations can be found on the Cogent website. After being fingerprinted, please provide the district with your registration number and confirmation page so that your report may be pulled once it becomes available. For additional assistance or accommodations, please contact the Cogent helpline at 1-888-439-2486.

PA Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)

If this is your first time receiving the Child Abuse Clearance, please select “Create Individual Account.” For new users, you will need to follow the prompts to create a KeystoneID. After filling out the form, you will receive an email with your temporary password. If you have previously registered and received a PA Child Abuse History Clearance in the past, please select “Individual Login” and use your username and password. Return to the website and select “Individual Login” and then “Access My Clearances.” You will be brought to a webpage that says “Keystone Key” which will ask for your KeystoneID and password to enter. After entering the site, follow the directions to fill out the application. The application will require information such as your previous addresses, individuals who have lived in your home and your own personal information. You will need to have access to credit card information for the $8.00 fee. The application may take up to 10 business days to be available depending on the number of applications being processed. You will receive a confirmation email once your clearance is ready and available to print. For alternative application methods, please visit the above website and select the “FAQ” section for more information.