Resources for Students

Student studying

Act 33 and 34 Clearances for PA

Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (PATCH) 

Information related to Background Checks/Certifications


  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearances (CY113)
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks for Employment (SP4-164)
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Checks for Volunteers (SP4-164A)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks 

Allegheny County Health Department

Allegheny County Website 

Department of Human Services

FBI Clearances (PDF updated by IdentoGO 3/18. Check IdentoGO site for most up to date information.)

Guidelines for BASW Students to Obtain Clearances

FAQs About the Release of Information Form

Guidelines for MSW Students to Obtain Clearances

How to Obtain Clearances

Health Information Portability Accountability Act Information

HIPPA Information (PDF)

PA Chapter of NASW

PAT Transit Bus Schedules

Social Work Materials

The Many Facets of Social Work (PDF)

United Way of Allegheny County

University of Pittsburgh Career Services

University of Pittsburgh Disability Resources and Services