Clearances

About Clearances for Cast/Crew/Volunteers/Employees

Civic Theatre requires copies of the following PA clearances from all cast/crew/volunteers/employees age 18 or older. All clearances are valid for 5 years and will be kept on file. If you obtained clearances within the last 5 years for another organization and nothing has changed, you may use those. Clearances obtained for volunteer purposes are not valid for employment purposes.

For Cast and Crew: Please turn in all three clearances to Kelcie Kosberg by the due date listed in your cast/crew packet. If no due date is listed or this doesn’t apply to you, please turn them in by your next rehearsal/next time you are at the theatre.

If you need assistance with the clearances (you don’t understand the instructions, you don’t have a printer, etc.), please contact Kelcie Kosberg at kelcie@civictheatre.com to make arrangements to complete these in the office where he can help you navigate the websites.

If you are unable or unwilling to complete any of these clearances, contact Kelcie Kosberg IMMEDIATELY so proper steps can be taken, which may include recasting your role, refilling your crew/volunteer position, or terminating your employment.

Clearance Information for Volunteers and Unpaid Positions (scroll down

FBI Fingerprint Based Check

If you have been a resident of Pennsylvania for the last 10 consecutive years:

If you have not been a resident of Pennsylvania for the last 10 consecutive years:

  • Click here to complete your FBI Fingerprint Registration (website will open in a new tab).
  • Fingerprinting costs $21.75
  • Click the checkbox at the top of the page, then click Continue at the bottom
  • Select Credit Card or Money Order for Payment Type (do not select Agency)
  • Select 23PACSA6344.2 DHS VOLUNTEER  for Reason
  • Fill out the required info, then click Next at the bottom
  • Verify your information, then click Next at the bottom
  • Print two copies of your receipt. One copy you need to give to Kelcie Kosberg so we have something on file until your official response from the FBI registry comes back. The other copy you must bring with you to the fingerprinting location. Click here for fingerprinting locations (website will open in new tab).
  • Once you receive your official response from the FBI registry in the mail, give a copy to Kelcie Kosberg.

 

Child Abuse History Certification

 

PA Criminal Background Check

  • Free for Volunteers
  • Click here to go to the Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (website will open in a new tab)
  • Click the yellow button that says New Record Check (Volunteers only)
  • Click the checkbox at the bottom of the page, then click Accept
  • Complete the information, then click Next
  • Verify the information, then click Proceed
  • Complete the information, then click Enter This Request, then click Finished
  • Click Submit
  • Once the review has been processed, click on the control number (it starts with R)
  • Click Certification Form
  • Click Print and return it to Kelcie Kosberg.

Clearance Information for Paid Positions

FBI Fingerprint Based Check

  • Click here to complete your FBI Fingerprint Registration (website will open in a new tab).
  • Fingerprinting costs $23.00 (we will reimburse you)
  • Click the checkbox at the top of the page, then click Continue at the bottom
  • Select Credit Card or Money Order for Payment Type (do not select Agency)
  • EMPLOYMENT WITH A SIGNIFICANT LIKELIHOOD OF REGULAR CONTACT WITH CHILDREN for Reason
  • Fill out the required info, then click Next at the bottom
  • Verify your information, then click Next at the bottom
  • Print two copies of your receipt. One copy you need to give to Kelcie Kosberg so we have something on file until your official response from the FBI registry comes back and so we can reimburse you. The other copy you must bring with you to the fingerprinting location. Click here for fingerprinting locations (website will open in new tab).
  • Once you receive your official response from the FBI registry in the mail, give a copy to Kelcie Kosebrg.

Child Abuse History Certification

PA Criminal Background Check

  • Costs $8.00 (we will reimburse you if you provide us with a copy of the receipt)
  • Click here to go to the Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (website will open in a new tab)
  • Click the grey button that says Submit a New Record Check
  • Click Accept at the bottom of the page
  • Select Individual Request, then click Continue
  • Complete the information, then click Next
  • Verify the information, then click Proceed
  • Complete the information, then click Enter This Request, then click Finished
  • Click Submit
  • Complete the payment information, then click Next
  • Verify the payment information, then click Submit
  • Once the review has been processed, click on the control number (it starts with R)
  • Click Certification Form
  • Click Print and return it to Kelcie Kosberg.