Cumberland Valley Youth Cheerleading Association

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Welcome to CVYCA's Background Check System!

The PA Child Protective Services Law change effective January 1, 2015 affects all clubs (and all youth sports organizations).  All background checks must be completed using providers designated by the state of Pennsylvania.  CVYCA does not provide the background checks. We have provided an outline of what is needed and links to each of these clearances below.  Please review the information on this page thoroughly. Once you have received ALL the required clearances you will submit the paperwork to CVYCA's President, Kathleen Harker.  Cumberland Valley Youth Cheerleading Association has taken important steps to ensure the safety of our programs and its participants.  


Advisors and Volunteers must provide the following: 

  • State Police Criminal Record Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Criminal Background Check - (PA Resident for less than 10 continuous years)
  • Complete Volunteer Verification Affidavit -  (PA Resident for at least 10 continuous years)


How to Obtain Your Background Checks:

PA State Police Report:

  • PA State Police Criminal Record Checks can be obtained online by visiting the State Police web site - Click Here

Child Abuse History Report:

  • PA Child Abuse History Clearances may be obtained online - Click Here

FBI Criminal Background Check: PA Resident less than 10 Continuous Years

  • Register with Cogent Systems prior to visiting the fingerprinting site - Click Here
  • The application fee is $27.50.  This may be paid online via credit card at the time of registration or via money order, cashier's check delivered at the fingerprint site.  
  • Select Register Online under Registration section to open the online registration form.
  • Select Employment with a Significant Likelihood of Regular Contact with Children as the reason being fingerprinted and then complete all the required personal information before clicking next.  Do not select the box next to Fingerprint Card User.
  • Enter your credit card and billing information and select Pay.  
  • Print confirmation page (you will need the confirmation or registration number when you get fingerprinted).  The confirmation page will aslo serve as proof you have requested this clearance.  
  • Visit one of the designated locations to get fingerprinted.  Locations, hours of operations, and a list of what you will need take with you can be found under the Print Site Locations section of the Congent Website.  
  • Results will be mailed to you, this could take as long as 4-6 weeks.  
  • Submit to CVYCA the original response or proof you have requested this clearance, including any additional pages mailed to you on or before your first day of volunteering. 

FBI Criminal Background Check: PA Resident for at least 10 Continuous Years

  • Volunteer Verification Affidavit  (PDF) - Click Here


Please keep a copy of all three clearances for your personal records before forwarding the clearances to CVYCA President, Kathleen Harker.  Do not wait until the last minute to fulfill this requirement, as it may take a few weeks to get responses from the state agencies.  The CVYCA Board appreciates your prompt attention to this very important matter.