Upper Bucks County Technical School is required by law to ensure that independent contractors and their employees who have direct contact with students comply with the mandatory background check requirements for criminal history record check, Pennsylvania child abuse history clearance, and report of federal criminal history information.  Independent contractors and their employees who have no unsupervised direct contact with children are not generally subject to background checks.  Direct contact shall be defined as the possibility of care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children. 

o   Act 34 – PA Criminal Record Check - Print Certification and present to UBCTS


§Mail-in form

§Online Request (P.A.T.C.H.)


o   Registration ID for Act 114 – FBI Fingerprint Report

§Follow the link and choose PA Department of Education to register and pay

§Take the registration receipt to one of the listed locations for fingerprinting

          FBI Fingerprint Report


o  Act 151 – PA Child Abuse History Clearance

§May take 2 to 6 weeks

§Must be mailed into the state of Pennsylvania with a $10 money order to the address on the top of form

        Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance

                              *Please note that these clearances will be mailed to the employees home* 
New Online Service for Child Abuse Clearances.  https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS 

o   Completed PDE Form 6004 as required by Act 24 of 2011 and Act 82 of 2012

                                                       PDE-6004 Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form

UBCTS will need to see all original clearances.  Copies will be made and originals will be returned.



______ Act 168 - PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form                                        
  • By Law as of 12/22/14, one form must be completed for each of the following:
  •    Current Employer
  •    Each former employer that was a school entity
  •    Each former employer where you were employed in a position that involved direct contact with students (regardless of age)
The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.