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Pennsylvania Volunteer Certifications

Due to new PA state legislation (PA Act 153), all nonprofits in PA must meet certain requirements regarding volunteers.

Nonprofits must ensure, as of July 1, 2015, that our volunteers complete the required background clearances.

Other than the FBI Criminal Background Check ($27), which is required only if you've lived outside Pennsylvania anytime in the past 10 years, there is no charge to obtain these clearances.

We appreciate your service as an FCA volunteer! And we realize that there is the potential for confusion with these requirements. The purpose of this webpage is to help clarify the process. If you have any questions, contact your FCA supervisor and/or FCA contact.

A few quick notes:

  • If you went through this process for another organization within the last 36 months, they are valid and we at FCA can accept a copy of your results along with your FCA affidavit. Please send them to your FCA supervisor and/or FCA contact.
  • Please submit ALL copies along with the affidavit at one time to avoid your paperwork being separated.
  • Send copies of all completed clearances to your FCA supervisor and/or FCA contact.

What do you need to do to volunteer with FCA?

ALL FCA VOLUNTEERS will need to complete:


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