giving

As a non-profit Christian school, we rely on and are deeply thankful for the generous giving of time and resources to New Covenant.

Volunteer Clearances

In order to be in compliance with all federal and state regulations, 3 mandatory Clearances must be completed prior to volunteering at New Covenant Christian School. Once completed, these Clearances are valid for 5 years.

ACT 151 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance 

Each volunteer must submit a copy of an official clearance statement obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services or a statement from the Department of Human Services that no record exists.

1. Login/Registration – Go to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home. Select “Create Individual Account” if this is your first application. Select “Individual Login” if you remember your former login/password. Wherever necessary, please designate VOLUNTEER as the purpose for this Clearance. 

2. Payment – There is no fee if this is your first time to apply or it has been 58 months or longer since you last applied. If you have applied for this Clearance within 36-57 months, there is a fee to pull this Clearance again.

3. Access Report – Once completed, please login to the compass website with your Keystone ID to see if your Clearance is completed. It is taking several weeks to receive paperwork in the mail. If it is available on the site earlier, please send your electronic file over to the NCCS office.

This clearance must be current within one year.

ACT 34 – PA State Police Criminal Record Check 

Each candidate must submit a copy of an official clearance statement obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police that no record exists.

1. Login/Registration – Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us. Select the yellow box labeled “New Record Check” for Volunteers only.

2. Payment – There is a no fee to complete this Clearance. 

3. Access Report – Results should be available immediately. Once provided, please email your certificate to the NCCS office.

This report must be current within one year.

ACT 114 of 2006, Section III of the Public School Code  –  Federal Fingerprinting Clearance

There are 2 ways to comply with this Clearance.

  • Volunteer Waiver – if you have lived in PA for the last 10 consecutive years AND have not been convicted of, currently charged with, or been under investigation for any criminal offense, you may sign a volunteer waiver in the NCCS office.
  • Federal Fingerprinting – if you have not lived in PA for the last 10 consecutive years OR you have been convicted of, currently charged with, or been under investigation for any criminal offense, you must complete the Fingerprinting Process

If you have completed this Clearance within the last year AND it was cleared through the PA Dept of Education, we can accept it. If your fingerprints were run through another department such as DOJ, Public Welfare, Human Services, etc., we CANNOT accept these Clearances.

The fingerprint-based background check is a multiple-step process, as follows:

1. Registration – The applicant must register prior to going to the fingerprint site. Walk in service is allowed but all applicants are required to complete pre-enrollment in the new Universal Enrollment system. Pre-enrollment can be completed online or over the phone. The registration website is available online 24 hours/day, seven days per week at https://uenroll.identogo.com. Telephonic registration is available at 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST.

When registering on-line, an applicant must use the appropriate agency specific Service Code to ensure they are processed through the PA Department of Education. The 6-Character Service Code for NCCS is: 1KG6TR

2. Payment – The applicant will pay a fee for the fingerprint service and to secure an unofficial copy of the Criminal History Record.

3. Fingerprint Locations – After registration, the applicant must proceed to the fingerprint site of their choice for electronic fingerprinting. The location of the fingerprint sites along with days and hours of operation for each site are posted here.

4. Access Report – Applicants must provide their UEID# from their receipt to the NCCS office in order for the school to retrieve the results.

This clearance must be current within one year.