Please note that all Firebird Theatre staff & volunteers must provide a copy of their current PA Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance , FBI Fingerprint, at least 30 days prior to the start of the workshop/play you're volunteering or applying for an internship in order to participate in our program. Current means within 5 years but no earlier than August of 2016. If your affiliation with our organization has lapsed for more than one year, you must re-apply for all new clearances.
Please note: If you are interning, volunteering or directing in a Methacton School District location, you are also required to get a TB Test certification. This is available for free through the school district's HS nurse. Please make arrangements with them.
Recent legislation impacts the frequency with which contractors and volunteers are required to submit updated clearances. Below are the three required clearances, along with links to apply for them online. The State of PA Dept. of Educ. now requires them to be updated every five (5) years from the date of issue.
PA Criminal Background Check
submit online at: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
PA Child Abuse Clearance
submit online at: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS
FBI Fingerprint Clearance
There is a new company facilitating fingerprinting for the PA Dept. of Education called IdentoGO
register and set up appointment online at: https://uenroll.identogo.com/ You will be asked for a Service Code: 1KG6XN
follow the directions online to complete the registration process and print your receipt. You will need to take that receipt
to get your fingerprints scanned. This same receipt is what you will turn in for our access to the official report.
It takes a few weeks for the paperwork to come by mail from Harrisburg, so don't delay!
Please keep all originals, we just need a copy.
Please email or give copies of clearances to our Vice-President, Martha Gross. Any questions may also be directed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Firebird Theatre is dedicated to keeping our children safe. Thank you for your cooperation.