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Human Resources

Federal (FBI) Criminal History Report

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Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV
453 Maple Street
Grove City, PA 16127

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday:8:00am-Noon and 1:00-4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-Noon and 1:00-3:00pm.
(Closed for lunch: Noon-1:00pm.)
Note: No appointment necessary

Office closes at 3:00 pm on the day before every holiday. Closed on the following days: Thanksgiving Day and Friday after, Christmas Eve and Day, Day after Christmas, New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day


CCIS of Lawrence County

1001 East Washington Street,
Suite 3
New Castle, PA 16101

Hours of Operation
By appointment only: 724-658-8874.

Office closes at 3:00 pm on the day before every holiday. Closed on the following days: Thanksgiving Day and Friday after, Christmas Eve and Day, Day after Christmas, New Years Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day

updated: 9/2/2014

You must register before going to a fingerprint site. You may register online at www.pa.cogentid.com OR call 1-888-439-2486. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a registration number. You must bring your registration number with you to the fingerprint site.

Registration Fees:
  • PA Department of Education $28.75
  • PA Department of Public Welfare $27.50
  • PA Department of Banking $27.50
Payment Information
The fee for your fingerprint clearance is $28.75. You may make arrangements for payment online at www.pa.cogentid.com or call 1-888-439-2486, using either a debit or credit card. Once your payment information is complete, you will receive a registration number for your payment. Please bring the confirmation number with you to the fingerprint site.

(Or, you may bring a money order or cashiers check in the amount due made payable to 3M Cogent. No personal checks or cash accepted.)

You must also bring with you one form of photo ID. Most people use their current driver's license.

Your clearance should process within 24-48 hours. You will receive an unofficial copy of the clearance by mail in approximately 6-8 weeks.

If you have a complaint, or need help for any other reason, please contact Cogent Systems at pahelp@cogentsystems.com or call 1-888-439-2486.

Instructions for PA Department of Education Fingerprinting Only

More Information about online registration:
The following information is provided to assist you in obtaining the Federal (FBI) Criminal History Report.
The fingerprint-based background check is a multiple-step process:
  1. The applicant must register prior to coming to the fingerprint site. Walk-in service without prior registration will not be provided at any fingerprinting location. Registration is completed online or over the phone. Registration is available online 24 hours/day, seven days per week at www.pa.cogentid.com. Telephonic registration is available at 1-888-439-2486 Monday through Friday, 8 am - 6 pm EST. During the registration process, all demographic data for the applicant is collected (name, address, SSN, etc.). There is no data entry required at the fingerprint collection site.
  2. The applicant will pay a fee of $28.75 for the fingerprint service and to secure the Criminal History Record. Applicants may make their payment online at www.pa.cogentid.com using a credit card or debit card. Money orders or cashier checks payable to Cogent Systems will be accepted on site for those applicants who do not have the means to pay electronically. No cash transactions or personal checks are allowed.
  3. The applicant proceeds to the fingerprint site of their choice for fingerprinting. The location of the fingerprint sites and days and hours of operation for each site will be posted on Cogent Systems’ website at www.pa.cogentid.com. The location of fingerprint sites may change over time so applicants are encouraged to confirm the site location nearest to their location.
  4. At the fingerprint site the Applicant Livescan Operators (ALO) manage the fingerprint collection process.
  5. The fingerprint transaction begins when the ALO reviews the applicant’s qualified State or Federal photo ID before processing the applicant’s transaction. A list of approved ID types may be found on the Cogent Systems’ web site at www.pa.cogentid.com. Applicants will not be processed if they cannot produce an acceptable photo ID.
  6. After the identity of the applicant has been established, all ten fingers are scanned to complete the process. The entire fingerprint capture process should take no more than three to five minutes.
  7. The applicant’s scanned fingerprints will be electronically transmitted to the Pennsylvania State Police, who in turn submits the fingerprints and demographic information to the FBI as required by federal statute.
  8. Go to the Cogent Systems website to see what happens to your fingerprints once they are completed. Click on the PA link you are affiliated with— PA Department of Education, PA Department of Welfare, or PA Department of Banking, and go to the FAQ's section.

    Additional site information is available at www.pa.cogentid.com

Brenda Marino, Esq.
Human Resources
(724) 458-6700 x1204

Donna I. Urey
(724) 458-6700 x1237

Ken Davis
Retirement Reporting/ Fingerprinting Clerk
(724) 458-6700 x1298
Human Resources Home
" Act 114 of 2006, Section 111 of the Public School Code was amended effective April 1, 2007. ALL student teachers (participating in classroom teaching, internships, clinical or field experience) and prospective employees (including but not limited to administrators, teachers, substitutes, janitors, cafeteria workers, office employees) of public and private schools, Intermediate Units and area vocational-technical schools, including independent contractors and their employees and bus drivers, who have direct contact with children, must provide to the employer a copy of their Federal Criminal History Record that cannot be more than one (1) year old. This only applies to employees hired on or after April 1, 2007. Employees hired prior to April 1, 2007, are only required to provide the Federal Criminal history record if they have lived outside of the state for at least two years immediately preceding their application for employment."
--- Pa Department of Education

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