Cornerstone Presbyterian Church Volunteer Clearances

In accordance with Pennsylvania State laws all prospective volunteers must obtain the following clearances (background checks).

Click HERE to download a helpful checklist of all necessary documents.

Pennsylvania State Police Search

  • To obtain your Pennsylvania State Police Search:
    • Click HERE 
    • Click on "New Volunteer Record Check"
    • You will be able to print out results immediately
    • Please make sure to print the certification form

Pennsylvania Child Abuse Registry Search

  • To obtain your Pennsylvania Child Abuse Registry Search:
    • Click HERE
    • Click on Create Individual Account
    • Follow instructions
    • You will receive an email with results in about one week

The state of Pennsylvania requires a FBI clearance (fingerprinting) if the volunteer:

  1. Currently resides outside of Pennsylvania
  2. Currently resides in Pennsylvania, but has lived outside of Pennsylvania within the last 10 years.

To obtain FBI Clearance click HERE to register and to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.

***If you have lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 consecutive years, you are required fill out our Fingerprint Exception Form instead of obtaining an FBI clearance. Click HERE to download the PA Residency Affidavit.

According to state law, each volunteer is required to submit a copy of his or her PA State Police Search, PA Child Abuse Clearance and either the FBI fingerprint clearance or Fingerprint Exception Form to the church. Please submit these forms to the office where they will be stored on site in a secure place.

Additionally, because we want to be above reproach and keep current with abuse prevention and awareness strategies, we ask all volunteers to:

  • Annually read and abide by Cornerstone's Child Care Safety and Security Policy. Click HERE to view Cornerstone's policy.
  • Click HERE to download the Statement of Acknowledgement and Agreement, which should be signed and turned in to the office.
  • Watch or attend "Child Abuse Prevention Training" by David Halley.