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Final Documents

The following documents must be submitted to finalize employment. We encourage all candidates to submit these documents during the preliminary stage to expedite the hiring and onboarding process.

  1. Proof of Education (certification, diplomat, Transcripts reflecting credits earned and/or degree and date conferred) 

    • K-12 Lead Substitute Teacher - Bachelor's Degree or higher

    • K-12 Teaching Assistant - Associates Degree or Paraprofessional Educator Credential

  2. Proof of a TB test or chest x-ray that is less than one year old. Click Here for a general School Personnel Health form to be completed by a physician. (we do not need a full physical) 

  3. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151) that is clean and less than one year old

    • Cost: $8

    • Processed online - application review may take up to 14 business days.

    • Once completed and processed, save clearance as a PDF file and send via email to

  4. State Criminal Record Check from the Pennsylvania State Police (PATCH - Act 34)  that is clean and less than three years old.

  5. PA Dept of Education FBI Criminal Background Check (Act 14) that is clean and less than three years old.

    • Cost: $22.60 (paid at the time of fingerprinting) 

    • To register and schedule fingerprinting appointment use Service code: 1KG6XN - (PDE) PENNSYLVANIA Department of Education

    • Opt for a walk-in if there are no appointments within the week of registering to avoid any hiring delays.

    • Within 7 business days of processing your fingerprints, you will get an email from PASafeCheck <> with a one-time access link to your clearance letter. Please keep an eye on your spam folder since these emails tend to land there from time to time. Do not open this email on your phone. Open on a computer, download and save the PDF. Then send an email with the PDF file attached to

  6. Required Online Training (certificate of completion for each training)

    • Act 31: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Training

    • Act 71: Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide training

    • Act 126: Professional Ethics and the Educator Discipline Act


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