Appendix B.
Child Safety Background Check
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How to obtain a PA Act 33 – Child Abuse History Clearance

In order to obtain your clearance, complete the online electronic application. To do so, you must first create a Keystone Key account and then submit an application. Applications are processed in approximately 14 days. The fee is $10.

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Create Individual Account.”
  3. Read and click “Next.” Follow the instructions for creating a new account.
  4. Copy the temporary password sent to your email.
  5. Return to
  6. Click “Individual Login,” then “Access My Clearances.”
  7. Log in with your temporary password and follow instructions to create a permanent password.
  8. Log in again with your permanent password.
  9. Read and accept the terms and conditions, then click “Next.”
  10. After reading the “Learn More” information, click “Continue.”
  11. Click “Create Clearance Application” and complete the form.
  12. Submit the application.
    If you prefer to submit an application by mail, you can download the application (CY113) here. Follow the instructions on the form.
    The clearance certification may be scanned and emailed to or mailed to Rachel Carson Ecovillage, P.O. Box 90222, Pittsburgh PA 15224.