Required Clearances for Education Field Experiences

Currently valid copies of the following 6 items must be on file before any student enters any school representing Shippensburg University.

1. TB Results (PPD Mantoux test now required) – valid for two years from date of test.  Must be valid through last day of the field experience/student teaching semester.  Available through your primary care physician or Etter Health Center on campus.

For TB testing information and times at Etter Health Center, visit http://www.ship.edu/health_center/

Note: Some school districts may require a yearly TB test.  This will be handled on an individual basis. Once you have been assigned to a field placement, if you learn that your district requires a yearly TB test, please contact the Office of Field Experiences.

2. Act 34 Criminal History Check – Act 34 is valid for one year from date on clearance.  Must be valid through last day of the field experience/student teaching semester.  (Register at https://epatch.state.pa.us/).  Click Submit a New Record Check, Accept the Terms and Conditions, Individual Request, Reason for Request EMPLOYMENT, (and continue the rest of the process).

3.  Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance – Act 151 is valid for one year from date on clearance.  Must be valid through last day of the field experience/student teaching semester. Online registration available at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

  • Create Individual Account
  • You will register as a School Employee Governed by Public School Code.

4.  Act 114 FBI Clearance – Act 114 is valid for one year from date on clearance. In November, PDE switched to a new provider for fingerprinting.  You will still need to register online and go to a fingerprint site.

https://uenroll.identogo.com/   Service Code for education students: 1KG6RT

***PLEASE NOTE:  You will receive an email with a link to view your “unofficial” results.  When you open this link,  PRINT and SAVE/SCREENSHOT the results because you may not be able to access this page again.

5.  Professional Liability Insurance – Must be valid through last day of the field experience/student teaching semester.      

      Student membership in PSEA or KEYTA provides this insurance. Insurance is mandatory.

**The only form that is needed is the email showing your date of membership.

6.  Act 24 and Act 82 Arrest/Conviction Report – must be signed each year.  Form is available online at  https://www.ship.edu/globalassets/coehs/field_experience/act_24_and_act_82_arrest_and_conviction_report_form.pdf or in the Office of Field Experiences and Partnerships – Shippen Hall – Rm 354.