MLAC Volunteer Background Clearance Policy

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(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. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151) FREE, fast

2. Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (Act 34) FREE, fast

3 A. FBI Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114): Visit IdentoGO, $21 and 1-2 weeks

  • 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).

3 B. If you have lived in PA for 10 years or more,  you can sign an Affirmation Document and forego the FBI fingerprinting, FREE, fast


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.

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:

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