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Pennsylvania Enhanced Background Certification (PEBC)

The Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) requires institutions of higher education to obtain background checks for any individuals having direct contact or direct volunteer contact with minors. To comply with the CPSL, all Drexel faculty, professional staff members, including those affiliated with a collective bargaining unit, student workers, temporary staff, non-employee associates, finalist candidates and independent contractors who have direct contact with minors and adult volunteers who have direct volunteer contact with minors must undergo the Pennsylvania Enhanced Background Certification (PEBC). The PEBC includes the following clearances: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check.

Depending on the individual's role with minors, the PEBC may be obtained for either "employment" or "volunteer" purposes and will either be paid by Drexel or the individual. The HR Compliance Team will reach out to individuals needing the Pennsylvania Enhanced Background Certification (PEBC) via email. The email will contain unique payment codes. If you believe you need the PEBC but do not have an email to reference, please contact clearances@drexel.edu with an explanation of your interaction with minors.

Pennsylvania Enhanced Background Certification at a Glance

Purpose of PEBC Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check
Employment Purposes (Drexel Sponsored) $13 Paid by Drexel / Instructions
$22 Paid by Drexel / Human Resources Will Obtain $24.85 (Includes a $1 Fee for Payment Code) Paid by Drexel / Instructions / Fingerprinting Available on Campus
Volunteer Purposes (Drexel Sponsored
$0 / Instructions
$0 / Instructions

$22.85* (Includes a $1 Fee for Payment Code) Paid by Drexel / Instructions / Fingerprinting Available on Campus

If you have lived for the entirety of the previous 10 years exclusively in PA, you must complete and submit a Volunteer Disclosure Form to be considered for an exemption.

Employment Purposes (Self Pay) $13 Paid by Individual / Instructions $22 Paid by Individual / Instructions $23.85 Paid by Individual / Instructions / Fingerprinting Available on Campus
Volunteer Purposes (Self Pay)  $0 / Instructions
$0 / Instructions

$21.85* Paid by Individual / Instructions / Fingerprinting Available on Campus

If you have lived for the entirety of the previous 10 years exclusively in PA, you must complete and submit a Volunteer Disclosure Form to be considered for an exemption.