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Volunteer Clearances

Thank you for volunteering and giving your time to the students, faculty, and staff of the Northgate School District. In October 2014, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a bill, referred to as Act 153, requiring school volunteers to have clearances and background checks every 60 months. Volunteers are required to submit background check materials and clearances before acting as a volunteer in any Northgate School District building and will be kept on file at the District Administrative Center.

Act 34 – Criminal History
You can apply directly online at Once your results are available, make sure you click on the Control # and then Certification form at the end in order to obtain your actual clearance results and print 2 copies – 1 for yourself and 1 for the District. If not applying online, the form can found at – Form #SP4-164A for volunteers – under the “help” tab.

Act 151 – Child Abuse History
You can apply directly online at When you are able to access the results, print 2 copies – 1 for yourself and 1 for the District. If not applying online, the form can be found at – Form CY 113 – under the “find a form” tab.

Act 114 – FBI Fingerprinting
All volunteers must have either an FBI Fingerprint Report or a signed Fingerprint Waiver on file.

If the volunteer has lived within the state of Pennsylvania for 10 consecutive years or more, they may sign an FBI Fingerprint Waiver Form instead of getting their Fingerprint Report from the FBI.

If you need to obtain your FBI Fingerprint Record lease be aware that the Act 114 Clearance is a multiple step process.

Step One: Register online at or by calling 1-844-321-2101. Volunteer Code:1KG6Y3
Step Two: Go to an approved fingerprint site to be fingerprinted. A complete list of approved locations can be found at
Step Three: Once you have been fingerprinted, provide the UEID number to the Northgate School District via e-mail at or by calling Laureen Dowd at 412-732-3300, ext. 2110 or Judy Zimmerman at 412-732-3300, ext. 2120.

When registering, you will need to obtain a code number. When asked which state, select Pennsylvania, when asked to choose an agency –  select PDE, and when asked to pick reason – select PDE-School District.  (It is important to pick the correct options in order for the School District to obtain your results).

Act 126 – PA Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse  
You must complete a mandated Act 126 Child Abuse Recognition Training, and submit the certificate. The course can be accessed for free at

Act 24/Act 82 – Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form 
You must complete and submit the Act 24/Act 82 PDE-6004 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification form. Click here to access Act 24/Act 82 PDE-6004 form.

Northgate Volunteer Cover Sheet 
You must complete the Northgate Volunteer Cover Sheet and submit it along with your clearance documents. In addition, if you have any changes to this form at any time, please update and submit to the District. Click here to access the Cover Sheet.

If you have any questions, contact Laureen Dowd via email at or by calling 412-732-3300, ext. 2110.