Clearances for Education/HPE Students

Clearances for Education/HPE students are to be collected before the field/internship process. The clearances needed to satisfy certain elements of PA Commonwealth Laws when working with minors and liability. The policy for Edinboro University School of Education can be found here

  • Copy of Valid Photo ID

Act 34 PA Criminal Record Check 

  • Select “Submit a New Record Check”
  • Choose “Employee”. A Volunteer version of clearances will not be accepted.
  • Cost: $22

Act 151 PA Child Abuse History Check

  • Select “Create Individual Account”Choose “Employee”. A Volunter version of clearances will not be accepted.
  • Cost: $13

Act 114 FBI Fingerprint Clearance

  • Use Service Code 1KG6RT – PA PDE-Colleges/Universities Teacher Education Program
  • Bring a valid photo ID to the nearest IdentoGO fingerprinting site (2323 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16506)
  • Cost: $23.85

Tuberculosos (TB) Test
Option 1:

  • Make an appointment at the Ghering Health & Wellness Center. Return to Ghering 2-3 days after the initial test to receive your results

Option 2:

  • Make an appointment with your primary care physician to obtain your TB test

Act 126 Child Abuse Recognition & Mandated Reporting

  • After completion of the three hour online training, you will receive a certificate good for five years. Print and save the certificate as proof of completion

Arrest/Conviction Report & Certification Form (Acts 24 & 82)

Please review, sign, and date the form. If you have been arrested and/or convicted of any reportable offenses, you must indicate this and explain the arrest or conviction within the last year.

Liability Insurance (Minimum $1 million coverage)
Suggestions on where to purchase:

  • American College of Sports Medicine, $35
  • Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), $30
  • Keystone Teachers Association (KEYTA), $30
  • American Counseling Association (For Counseling Students), Free with student membership
  • Personal homeowner’s insurance plan that includes professional liability insurance for $1 million