Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club Volunteer Background Clearance Policy

(Effective 09/10/2018)

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law and the PA School Code, all adult volunteers (ages 18 and older), engaged by Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club, are required to complete and submit proof of the following background clearances prior to providing volunteer service. ​

  1. A Federal Criminal History Report (FBI)*****

*** FBI Clearance can be waived if volunteer has lived in the state of PA continuously for the past 10 years and has signed and submitted the “Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club Volunteer 10-Year Affirmation”.  This form can be found by clicking on this link:

Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club Volunteer 10-Year Affirmation

The FBI clearance is valid for a period of 60 months (5 years) from the date of completion.  Members will resign the Affirmation each year. 

Prospective volunteers may transfer clearances obtained for service with another organization provided the clearances are not more that 60 months (5 years) old from date of submission.  If the date of the clearance is more than 60 months old, a new report will need to be completed prior to submission.

If you are eligible for the Affirmation, you may sign it at the fall Parent Meeting or upon check in at a meet job.

Volunteers are required to obtain and keep clearances current every 5 years.  Upon completion, they will need to be resubmitted to the Volunteer Coordinator of the Mt. Lebanon Aqua Club who will maintain record of all volunteer background clearances. 

Reporting Requirements:

If a volunteer is arrested for or convicted of an offense that would constitute grounds for denying participation in a program, activity or service, or is named as a perpetrator in a founded or indicated report, the volunteer must provide the Department Director with written notice not later than 72 hours after the arrest, conviction or notification that the person has been listed as a perpetrator in the statewide database.

A volunteer who willfully fails to disclose information as required above shall be subject to immediate dismissal from volunteer service.

Instructions for Obtaining Background Clearances:

Federal Criminal History Report (FBI)

If you have not lived in PA for the past 10 years, you can register for the fingerprinting online.  The cost is $21.35, and can be paid using a credit or debit card online.

1.  Register at

Enter service code: 1KG6ZJ

  • Schedule an appoointment
  • Fill in forms; follow all directions.
  • For employment/volunteer section please put MLAC 155 Cochran Road Pittsburgh, PA 15228
  • Search for location for center by your zip code

The FBI will mail you the results (normally within 1-2 weeks).

Questions?  Please contact Nikki Pirain, the Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected], or Jen Kelly at [email protected]