Fingerprinting By Appointment Only
Call 724-463-5300 to schedule an appointment.
Online Registration: www.pa.cogentid.com
Phone Registration: 1-888-439-2486
Payment Types: Credit Card, Debit Card, Money Order, Cashiers Check and/or Agency Pay (requires Agency Billing Agreement)
Data is encrypted and traveling over a secured network that is regulated by the State and Federal government standards for this type of data communication.
PA Department of Education: The Applicant FBI background clearance check record is normally availablewithin 48 hours of fingerprint submission to school districts and non public schools. Applicants/Contractorsmust provide the school entity the PA Identification number provided by Cogent Systems at the completionof registration or at the fingerprinting site to have their record reviewed by the school entity. The officialrecord is obtained by the school district for all employees and contractors. If the district hires the employee orcertifies a contractor record they are not permitted to copy that official record for the applicant or contractor.The unofficial copy is sent to the Applicant/Contractor for informational purposes. The official record is validfor one year.
PA Department of Public Welfare: The applicant should receive the official FBI background clearance check record in the mail approximately 2-4 weeks after the completion of the fingerprinting.