Obtaining Your Clearances

To participate in IAM Community Service Projects where students are present, you must obtain the following clearances:

PA Child Abuse Clearance: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS/Public/ClearanceLearnMore


PA Criminal Background: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

  • Complete version for “Volunteers Only”.
  • There is no charge for volunteer purposes.
  • Email confirmation code or pdf copy of completion to fharris@influencingaction.org


FBI Fingerprinting: http://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm

  • Must register online and then go to complete fingerprinting.
  • Once completed, please email registration number or copy of receipt to fharris@influencingaction.org.


**For the Paying it Forward service commitment all clearances, or proof of completion, must be received by February 28, 2017.