Contact Information

Department of Psychology
Franklin Science Center 114
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA
(717) 477-1657

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For Students Interested In Internships

Act 34 Request for Criminal Record Check

May apply online
Criminal History Request Form (SP4-164)

Act 151 Child Abuse History

Form available on line
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY 113)

FBI Fingerprinting

All information regarding process, policy, and fingerprinting locations may be found at

The applicant must register prior to going 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  Telephonic registration is available at 1-888-439-2486 Monday through Friday, 8am to 6pm EST.   During the registration process, all demographic data for the applicant is collected (name, address, SSN, etc.) so there is no data entry required at the fingerprint collection site.

The applicant will pay a fee of $40.00 for the fingerprint service and to secure the Criminal History Record.  Applicants may make their payment online at using a credit card or debit card.  Money orders or cashiers 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.

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  The location of fingerprint sites may change over time so applicants are encouraged to confirm the site location nearest to their location.