Donegal Baseball & Softball Association: Coach Clearances
Required Coach Clearances
Only those volunteers with all clearances on file will be permitted to coach or assist in coaching for DBSA teams. PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL CLEARANCES. - Keep originals for yourself and mail copies to:
PO Box #583
Maytown, PA 17550
Attn: Coach Clearances
PA state law requires that we have on file 3 clearances (valid for 60 months) for any volunteers having direct contact with children:
1- PA criminal Background History: This can be obtained at https://epatch.state.pa.us. Fill out all requested information and make payment. You should then be able to print the certificate immediately. Click on the Control # to print certificate. Print 2 so you can keep one for your own records or other use.
2- PA Child Abuse History Clearance: This can be obtained at www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis. Create an account, be sure to remember your log on information. Fill out all requested information and make payment. This may take 2 weeks. You will receive an e-mail to let you know when the certificate is ready for you to go back into your account to print 2.
3- FBI Criminal History (through finger prints): This can be obtained for $27.50 at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_dpw.htm. Fill out the requested information and make payment. Print the applicant registration with your ID number. Take this form to a fingerprint location. Your certificate will come in the mail in a few weeks. Make a copy to submit. Keep your original.
** If you wold like to use this for school volunteering as well, be sure to Choose the option with PACS# Volunteer. Direct any questions to the school.
Please submit copies of your clearances as soon as possible. Keep the originals for your records.
Please mail copies of your clearances to: DBSA PO Box 583 Maytown, PA 17550 Attn. Coach Clearances
PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL CLEARANCES.