Below is the link to the Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check form (SP4-164)


Applicants can also go to the Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History website and apply for their criminal record check online with the Pennsylvania State Police at:


If you have questions about the Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Checks form (SP4 164), please call: (717) 783-9973 or toll free 1-888-783-7972.




The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is utilizing Indentogo Systems to process: (code 1KG738). Contact number. 844-321-2124. The fingerprint based background check is a multiple step process.



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The information below is related to Background Checks/Clearances for:

• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113)
• Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks (SP4-164)
• Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks

National Sex Offender Registry


Effective December 31, 2014: The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application can be submitted online.  Once you enter the link below you will be directed to the Child Welfare Portal where you must create an account or log in if you already have an account.  Note: you will need an email address to create an account.


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION:  Child Abuse History Clearance Online:

PAPER SUBMISSION: Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet. 


Submit paper applications to:

ChildLine and Abuse Registry
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

PO Box 8170
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170


click link below to download Child Abuse History form

CY113 form – English Child Abuse Clearance


For questions related to the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, please contact the ChildLine Verification Unit at 717-783-6211 or toll free at 1-877-371-5422.

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