PA ACT 153 Clearances
The Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law requires certain employees, volunteers and other individuals who interact with minors to obtain background certification clearances. The 2014 PA Act 153 (The Sandusky Act) altered the criminal background check requirements for employees of institutions of higher education who interact with minors.
Carnegie Mellon University Human Resources is available to assist students in applying for Act 153 certifications.
To apply for Act 153 certifications through Carnegie Mellon Human Resources, students should schedule an appointment with Madeleine Cossell (firstname.lastname@example.org), the University's Employment Background Check Coordinator.
Human Resources will walk the individual through the process of submitting applications for certifications, submitting fingerprints for the FBI check and completing a Disclosure Statement and any other forms necessary for provisional employment. Carnegie Mellon University has business accounts set up with these certification sites and will pay for all 3 certification application fees when you complete the certification in person with HR.
**Act 153 Clearance Group Sessions,
10:00AM Mondays - Thursdays @Whitfield Hall
Signup required (Limit 14 per session) or schedule an appointment
Background Clearance Coordinator
Carnegie Mellon University