Complete FBI Background Check OR Sign Volunteer Affirmation Form
If you have lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years…
The volunteer must affirm their 10-year Pennsylvania residency by signing the Volunteer Affirmation sheet.
The FBI Criminal Background Check is NOT required if the volunteer has been a resident of Pennsylvania for the past ten years and swears or affirms that they have not been convicted of a prohibited offense listed in existing law or a similar offense in another jurisdiction.
If you have NOT lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 years…
FBI Background Check with Fingerprinting
Applicants may make their payment online at www.pa.cogentid.com using a credit card or debit card. Money orders or cashiers checks payable to 3M Cogent will be accepted at the fingerprinting location for those applicants who do not have the means to pay electronically. No cash transactions or personal checks are allowed.
You must register first, either by calling 1-888-439-2486 (available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 6:00pm) or by going online at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pdeNew.htm.