Three different background certifications are required:
Act 153 requires that certifications be renewed every 60 months (five years).
All CCAC employees are required to obtain the three clearances.
No, the background checks are transferable from one employer to another, provided the employee can present the originals.
Clearances currently cost $58.85 for all three.
Employees must obtain these clearances at their own expense. CCAC currently has no active reimbursement program for clearance reimbursement, though full-time AFT members should refer to their contract Article XXVI regarding reimbursement through the Common Fund for Dues Reimbursement.
Step-by-Step directions for how to obtain the required clearances are here.
You will present your original clearances as part of your New Employee Pre-Hire Meeting
You can submit your clearances in-person at the EPC, virtually via email and Zoom, or through the mail. Directions for how to submit your clearances can be found on the How to Obtain PA Act 153 Background Clearances page at https://ccac.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=13&c=ccac.
Online interactions with minors or dual enrolled students are within the scope of the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law and Act 153 background certifications are required for online instruction as for in-person instruction. These clearance must be obtained and on file with the Office of Human Resources prior to employee interacting with minors, including interactions using distance education and advising technology.
Please contact the Office of Human Resources with any additional questions regarding clearances at HumanResources@ccac.edu or 412.237.3001.