PA Child Protection Laws & Clearances
Coaches and Referees, in order to work or volunteer with children, you are required to obtain clearances which may include the following:
- Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance;
- Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and
- Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
Background Information and Websites
|Background Check||Who needs to complete||Cost||Website|
|Pennsylvania State Check||All Coaches and Referees||$10.00 (free starting July 25, 2015)||https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp|
|Pennsylvania Child Abuse Check||All Coaches and Referees||$10.00 (free starting July 25, 2015)||https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home|
|FBI Check||All Paid referees over the age of 14 and coaches that have not resided in PA for the past 10 years||$27.50||https://pa-aps.3m.com/perlpub/registration_welfare_pci.pl|
EPYSA Risk Management ApplicationIn addition to the PA Child Protection Laws & Clearances, the EPYSA Risk Management needs to be completed too.
|EPYSA Risk Management||Who needs to complete||Website|
|Application||All Coaches and Referees||https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/epys/15-16/RiskManagement.html|
Concussion InformationSafety comes first, help minimize the risks for concussions. All coaches must complete the online training and testing.
|Documentation||Training and Testing|
|Fact Sheet for Coaches|