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, to the Vice-President, Martha Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 60 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 2016. If your affiliation with our organization has lapsed for more than one year, you must re-apply for all new clearances. Please keep all originals, we just need a copy. You must renew all of your clearances every 5 years per New PA Volunteer Clearances Requirements. Click here for more information and Q&A. We require that you get your PA Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint which must be updated every 5 years per PA Law.
Please note: If you are interning 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.
It takes a few weeks for the paperwork to come by mail from Harrisburg, so don't delay!
PA STATE POLICE CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK INSTRUCTIONS:
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: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp
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.
TO GET YOUR CHILD ABUSE CLEARANCE:
Applicants can go to this link: www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS and follow directions to fill out the form on-line. Payment of $10.00 can be made on line, as well. Please note that you must complete the PA State Criminal Check and record the certificate number you will be given in order to complete the step of getting your Child Abuse Clearance.
For more information on Child Abuse Clearance click here.
FBI FINGER PRINTING: (This is now a requirement for all locations.)
Applicants must register on-line at www.pa.cogentid.com. You will be registering for the Department of Education. You must pay on-line and please retain a copy of the receipt to take with you to the finger printing location.
The closest location is: The UPS Store #5325 34 East Germantown Pike Norristown, PA 19401
Other UPS Stores offer this service too but please check with them before going there.
Firebird Theatre is dedicated to keeping our children safe! Thank you for your cooperation.