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Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance Instructions
Please make sure to follow the steps below in order to complete the background check process.

  • Electronic Submission
    The Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application can now be submitted online. Click Here to Submit An Application Online
  • Creating an account and submitting your clearance application online will give you immediate access to your results or the status of your results if your results cannot be processed immediately.
  • Once you enter the Child Welfare Portal, you must create an account or log in if you already have an account.
    Note: you will need a valid email address to create an account.
  • Once you receive the results you must submit a copy of this result to American DataBank for processing. Fax it to 303-749-5515 or scan and upload it directly into your Complio Account.
  • Paper Submissions
    Paper submissions of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance application will still be accepted for anyone who may not have access to the internet.
  • Applicants must download the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form and Authorization Letter. Please follow the detailed instructions on the first page on how to submit these forms.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare will send the results to you via US Mail within 3-4 Weeks. Submit a copy of this result to American DataBank for processing. Fax it to 303-749-5515 or scan and upload it directly into your Comlpio Account.

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Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Instructions

  • After you have completed the online order application, all applicants must complete the PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form. Click the button below to download the authorization forms.
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Registry Form
    Fill out ALL required fields on the Child Abuse Registry Form. Be sure to sign the form in the designated areas.
  • Payment
    Submit the Child Abuse Registry Form and a $10.00 Money Order to:

    Childline and Abuse Registry
    Department of Public Welfare

    P.O. Box 8170
    Harrisburg, PA 17105-8170

    The $10.00 Money Order is required to complete the process for the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance.

    Pennsylvania Child Abuse Form

  • Results – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Within 2 days of receiving the results from the State of Pennsylvania you must then send a copy of the results to American DataBank. This can be accomplished using the following methods:

    1. Best Method – convert the results into digital format and email them to fax@americandatabank.com. The results can be converted into digital format by taking a picture of the results with your cell phone, a digital camera or scanner.

    2. Fax – You can fax a copy to 303-531-2056. Please note, faxes are often received too light, too dark, are blurry or illegible due to the color of the paper and background images. It is highly recommended to provide the results digitally.

    Mail – You can mail the results to American DataBank:

    American DataBank
    110 16th Street, 8th Floor
    Denver, CO 80202

    This is the least reliable method and takes the longest time.

    Your order WILL NOT be completed until these results are received by American DataBank, which may delay the acceptance process.