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Bucks IU Pre-Employment Requirements

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If you are offered a position with the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, please be advised that the following information will be required before you are able to begin working. All of the below information must be current, within one year of your date of hire.

Act 34: PA State Police Clearance

  • You can apply online and you will receive results immediately
  • You can print and retain the receipt containing the control number (this starts with the letter "R")
  • The cost of this clearance is $22.00, paid by credit card on the website
  • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of proposed hire date

Act 151: Child Abuse Clearance

  • Login or create an account on the Child Welfare Portal
  • Read all information, create your own Keystone ID, and complete all requested information
  • The cost of this clearance is $13 for school employees, paid by credit card on the website
  • You will receive an email confirmation and be able to view the status at any time by logging in
  • A second email will notify you when your request has been processed, and you will then need to log back into your Child Welfare Portal account to access and print your official clearance
  • This clearance needs to be dated within one year of proposed hire date (the employer will need to see the original and retain a verified copy)

Act 114: Fingerprint Background Check

  • To obtain a new Fingerprint Background Check:
    • Visit:
    • Enter service code (specific to Intermediate Unit hires): 1KG6S7, and click “go”
    • Click “Schedule or Manage Appointment”
    • Follow on-screen instructions to complete required fields on each page, clicking "next" to continue to the locations screen
    • Follow instructions to find a fingerprint location near you
    • Pick an Enrollment Center from list of locations, and either schedule an appointment or check the “walk in” box to complete registration
    • If registration is completed successfully, you will be redirected to a Service Summary page and will also receive a confirmation e-mail (if an e-mail was provided)
    • Take required documents and payment method of your choice (Business Check, Money Order, Credit Card) to the previously chosen Enrollment Center for your scheduled appointment or walk-in during operating hours
    • Visit to manage your appointment, obtain operating hours, and check the status of your service
  • If you already have a previous FBI Background Check done through Gemalto (formerly Cogent):
    • If you were previously printed under the Department of Education but only have the registration number (starting with "PAE") on your unofficial response, you must follow the directions above to be printed through IdentoGO
    • Educational entities in PA can no longer access clearances using that PAE registration number, so, if you have your actual rap sheet, dated within 5 years, you may present that to the Bucks IU to satisfy this requirement
    • If you were previously printed under the Department of Human Services and have the official clearance dated within five years, the Bucks IU will only accept the "No Record Exists" result

School Health Form (includes physical and TB test)

  • This form needs to be filled out with all appropriate signatures and dated within one year of proposed hire date

PDE Form 6004: Act 24 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification

  • This form needs to be filled out and signed (the Bucks IU retains the original of this form)
  • By signing, you are stating that the information provided on this form is correct and complete

Act 168 Form: Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form required by section 111 of the School Code

  • For employees, the Bucks IU uses an online system that requires you enter a contact name, email address, and employment dates in order to send the form to
    • your current employer/s
    • all past employers in which you had direct contact with children
  • For individuals contracting with the Bucks IU, the paper form is completed and sent to current employer/s and all past employers in which there was direct contact with children

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Office at

PLEASE NOTE: All the information provided here is based on details from the sources and is subject to change without notice.  By listing it here we offer no guarantee to the information completeness or accuracy.   Please visit each individual source to ensure you are seeing their most up-to-date and accurate information.