Teacher Education Clearances

Initial clearances required for first semester and transfer students.

All students in the College of Education (COE) and College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) in a teacher education program that requires field/clinical experiences must obtain the following clearances upon entrance:

  • Act 34 PA Criminal History Report
  • Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record
  • Act 126 Reporter Training
  • Act 151 Child Abuse History Report
  • TB Test

For students starting in the fall semester, clearances are due to Anthology by October 15th. For students starting in the spring, clearances are due by February 15th. Clearances must be dated no earlier than four months before the start date of the semester of entry to a teacher education program. See COE's Clearance Policy here.

    Clearance results are uploaded to Anthology, COE's online portfolio system. All education students are provided with an Anthology account. New students will receive a login email around two weeks prior to the start of the semester. For more information, see the COE Support Center's webpage here. Contact the Support Center at coesupport@kutztown.edu

    Instructions for Obtaining Clearances:

    • Act 34 PA Criminal History Report

      Apply online at epatch.pa.gov 

      • Click Submit New Record Check, accept the Terms & Conditions, choose Individual Request, and under Reason for Request, choose Employment.
      • Input your personal information and click Proceed.
      • Confirm your information and click Enter this Request.
      • Click View Queued Record Check, and then Submit.
      • Proceed to payment options and pay the $22.00 fee by credit/debit card.
      • When your record has been processed, click the R-Control link, and click Certification Form. Immediately save your official results as a PDF. Upload this PDF to Anthology.

      If you have questions or need help, contact the EPATCH help desk at 1-888-783-7972.

    • Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History Record

      Fingerprinting must be registered through IdentoGO, using service code 1KG6RT (PA-PDE-Colleges/Universities Teacher Education Program). A clearance obtained with a different code will not be accepted.

      Register for the clearance at: uenroll.identogo.com

      • Enter service code 1KG6RT to register for a PA Department of Education clearance.
      • On the next screen, select Schedule or Manage an Appointment. Complete the registration form and select the photo ID you will bring to your appointment.

      To complete fingerprints on campus:

      • At the Search for Enrollment Center prompt, type in SP-KUHR, check the Walk-in box, and click Next. Print your confirmation page, then go to kutztown.edu/hr.
      • Click the Fingerprinting Appointment In the scheduler, select a date and time and record it for your reference. Enter your name, email, and phone number.

      To complete fingerprints at another location:

      • In the Search for Enrollment Center box, type in a zip code and select a location. You will now be able to schedule an appointment for that location. Print your confirmation page.
      • For your appointment, bring the photo ID that you selected during the application as well as the confirmation page and a debit/credit card for payment. Payment must be by card. Cash, PayPal, etc. are not accepted.


      • You will receive a receipt containing your UE ID number at the fingerprinting location. Upload a copy of this receipt to Anthology.
      • The results will not arrive in the mail. Once processed, you will receive an email with a one-time link to your record. Download your record and save a copy immediately; this is the document that school districts will need. 

      If you have questions or need help, contact the IdentoGO help desk at 1-855-845-7434.

    • Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training

      Go to www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

      • Log in with an existing account or click Don’t Have an Account to create one. Select County of Employment as Berks. Log in with the username and password provided.
      • If asked for your PPID number enter N/A.
      • If asked if you are associated with a school district for ACT 48, answer No.
      • Upon completing the course, download your certificate as a PDF and upload to Anthology.

      If you have questions or need help, contact the support center at helpcpsl@pitt.edu or 717-605-0236.

    • Act 151 Child Abuse History Report

      Go to state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

      • Choose Create an Individual Account (if you don’t already have one). Create a Keystone ID (a username consisting of letters and numbers) and fill out the additional information. Once you have logged in with your Keystone ID and set a permanent password, click on Create Clearance Application.
      • When prompted, choose School Employee Governed by Public School Code under Application Purpose.
      • After answering all questions, be sure to check Yes to have a paper version of the certificate sent to you (you can print an electronic version later if needed). Processing takes approximately 14 days.
      • Pay the $13.00 fee by credit/debit card.
      • Once you receive the results, upload a copy to Anthology and save the document for your records.

      If you have questions or need help, contact the CWIS Support Center at 1-877-343-0494.

    • TB Testing

      TB testing may be administered by your private health care provider or the KU Health & Wellness Center. To make an appointment at the KU Health & Wellness Center, call 610-683-4082.

      Results may be submitted to Anthology on a script pad or doctor’s letterhead with your name, the negative result, date, and the original signature of your physician (no name stamps may be used).

    Download a PDF of the clearance instructions here.

    Find instructions for uploading clearance results to Anthology here.

    Important notes:

    • All clearances must be obtained in Pennsylvania. Out-of-state clearances will be rejected.
    • Use your home address, not campus address when registering for clearances.
    • Keep a hard copy of clearance results for early field observations.
    • Any arrest or conviction on a clearance must be disclosed to the COE Dean’s Office in Beekey 231. Failure to do so may prevent you from completing clinical experiences. Find the discolure form here.
    • Clearances must be renewed for student teaching and additional items are required. For information on student teaching, see the Clinical Experiences webpage here.