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Danville First Baptist Church takes the safety of everyone who walks through our doors very seriously. We strive to be wise stewards not only of resources but of people as well. We ask all of our volunteers who work near/with children to comply with the following PA State regulations. If you desire to serve God by helping out with any number of Danville FBC ministries, please complete the following 7 Safety Units below.
  • For frequently asked questions, please click here
  • If you have more questions, please call the Church Office at (570) 275-1511
  • Some of the Units require a Credit Card payment (costs will be noted). Please use your personal credit card. If you would like the costs to be added to your offerings to the church, or if you require reimbursement, please click here for the Offering/Reimbursement form. This can be handed in once Units 1-5 are completed
  • If you do not have access to a computer/printer and/or you would like personal assistance, please call the Church Office to make an appointment at (570) 275-1511
Unit 1
FBC Volunteer Application
  • Please click here for the updated FBC Volunteer Application
  • Fill this form out, print one (1) copy and sign
  • Hand in the signed original with your other forms/certificates when you finish Units 1-5
  • Keep a copy for your records (copies can be made in Church Office if needed)
Unit 2
PA Criminal Background Check
Credit Card Cost: No fee if “Volunteer” status is chosen.
  • Go to https://epatch.state.pa.us
  • Select Submit a New Record Check under Credit Card Users to begin
  • Fill in the Personal Information page and click Next
  • It will ask if you would like to add any more names to have checked – just click Finished
  • After submitting your information, click on the “Control Number” that is issued
  • Print out two (2) copies of your background report
  • Keep one copy for your records
  • Hand in second copy with your other forms/certificates when you finish Units 1-5
Unit 3
PA Child Abuse Clearance
Credit Card Cost: No fee if “Volunteer” status is chosen.
  • Using Internet Explorer, go to www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis (Tips: Firefox may not allow the page to be opened. The /cwis will take you to the correct page.)
  • Click on Create a New Account on the Child Welfare Portal to get started
  • Once you have setup your account return to the home screen that you started on (www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis)
  • In a second browser window open your email where you’ll see two new emails. The first email will confirm the User ID you created and the second email will issue you a temporary password
  • Enter your User ID and temporary password into the Login of the Child Welfare Portal
  • Select Access My Clearances
  • It will now ask that you change your temporary password to one of your own choosing
  • You’ll then have to go back to the home page (www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis) and re-Login using your User ID and your newly created password to finalize your account
  • Tip! Email your User ID and newly created password to yourself. You’ll need them later!
  • You should receive an email from noreply@pa.gov within a few minutes to up to 14 days with directions on how to print out your results (You’ll need your User ID and password)
  • Print out two (2) copies of your results
  • Keep one for your records
  • Hand in second copy with your other forms/certificates when you finish Units 1-5
Unit 4
PA Mandated Reporter Training
No Cost – This will take an average of 3 hours to complete, but you do not have to complete this at one time
  • Go to www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu and click on Register at the top of the page
  • Fill in your personal information and click Submit
  • Tip! Email your account credentials to yourself. You will need this information to log back in with if you would like to stretch this training out over a few days
  • There are 9 segments to this training course. After each segment it will ask you if you would like to continue or take a break
  • Upon the completion of the course, print out two (2) copies of your completion certificate
  • Keep one for your records
  • Hand in second copy with your other forms/certificates when you finish Units 1-5
Unit 5
FBI Background Check
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PA Volunteer Certification
 
FBI Background Check (fingerprint registration) – Credit Card Cost: $27 
This will only need to be completed if you have lived outside of Pennsylvania within the past 10 consecutive years
  • Go to www.pa.cogentid.com and select Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
  • Click “Register Online” and fill out all information (payment needed as well).
  • Upon completion, print out your fingerprint registration confirmation. You will have to show this confirmation to a certified Cogentid Fingerprint Location as proof that you have paid
  • You have within three (3) months to submit your fingerprints to one of the following Cogentid locations:
    • Bloomsburg University Store – 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
    • Lewisburg UPS Store – 185 AJK Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837 *We recommend this  location for easy parking!
  • Optional Step! If you would like confirmation of your fingerprint submission, log back into www.pa.cogentid.com,  click on Print a Fingerprint Receipt and enter the Registration ID that was on your payment receipt. Print out a copy to keep for your records (the church does not need a copy)
  • In 7-10 business days , your FBI Background check will be mailed to you
  • Bring the original that was mailed to you in with the rest of your forms/certificates from Units 1-5. The Church Secretary will verify your original and make a copy of it for the church records.
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PA Volunteer Certification Form – No Cost
  • If you have lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 consecutive years, please click here to print out the Danville FBC PA Volunteer Certification Form
  • Fill out, Sign and turn in with the rest of your forms/certificates from Units 1-5
  • Keep a copy for your records (Church Office can make a copy if needed)
Unit 6
Photo Identification
  • Please bring your State or Government issued Photo ID to the Church Office. This must be presented to the Secretary so she can verify it and make a copy of it
  • This can be done when you hand in all of your forms/certificates from Units 1-5
Unit 7
FBC Child Safety Course
An FBC Leader will be presenting this hour long course during the following dates:
*The Sign-in Sheet will be confirmation that you have completed this Unit
  • Sunday, October 9 at 9:15 AM in the BFLC
 
Please contact the church office if you plan to attend an upcoming Child Safety Course at FBC.
 
Returning Forms/Certificates
* * * These forms/certificates have sensitive information on them and should be kept in a safe place until Units 1-5 are completed * * *
 
Forms/Certificates of Units 1-5 should be turned in during Church Office Hours as copies of originals will need to be made 
(Example: FBI Background Check Letter as well as Photo ID)
 
Do you have all of your forms/certifications ready to hand in? Click here to double check!!
 
Church Office Hours are:
Sunday  10:00 – 10:30
Monday – Friday  9:00 – 4:00
 
If you have any questions, please call the Church Office at (570) 275-1511
 
 
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