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Clearances

The State of Pennsylvania requires that ALL persons who interact with students in schools must have the following clearances:

  • TB Test
  • PA Criminal Record Check
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance
  • FBI Fingerprinting

TB Testing can be administered by your doctor or The Office of Health Services, Cresson Hall, 1st floor. 
Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
Telephone:  484-365-7338 and 484-365-7327. 
Fax:  484-365-7287, (610) 436–2509, for that information.

Cost:
Tuberculosis Vaccine:  $20.00 each
Tuberculosis Reading:    No Charge

Note: School districts hosting early field students and student teachers want to see a TB Report issued within the year they begin their school district assignment.  School district requirements take precedence over University policy. Never retest until after the ‘Date Read’ of any previous TB reports. You do not have to have another TB test for a later field class unless you are placed in an early childhood daycare setting, which requires the TB to be done every two years.
Criminal Record Check This clearance is mandatory for all field experience students and student teachers.  This clearance is good for ONE YEAR from the date of issue.  Students must maintain current documents and renew clearances before they expire! Cost $10. Can be completed online or by printing the Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Record Check and mailing.

Child Abuse This clearance is mandatory for all field experience students and student teachers.  This clearance is good for ONE YEAR from the date of issue.  NOTE: The turn-around time for processing this clearance is up to 6 weeks. Cost $10 money order payable to Department of Public Welfare. Clearance requests and money order must be mailed to the Department of Public Welfare. Print the pdf version of the Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance by clicking the link.

Lincoln University, Education Department
1570 Baltimore Pike, P.O. Box 179, Lincoln University, PA 19352 \ 484-365-8000
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