Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Act 33

Please visit  and follow the instructions below to obtain your PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 33).

  1. Select “Create Individual Account”.
  2. Selection “Next”.
  3. Create Keystone ID (write down ID created and save it. You will need this to create and then access your clearance later).
  4. Enter required information. A temporary password will be sent to the email address you provided.  You will need this temporary password to complete your clearance request.
  5. Answer 3 security questions. (Write down answers. You will need them to access your clearance).
  6. Answer security question on bottom of page.
  7. Click on “Finish”.
  8. Check your email address you provided for your temporary password.
  9. Close out of the child abuse clearance website.
  10. Click on above website link to take you back to site.
  11. Click on “Individual Login”.
  12. Click on “Access My Clearances”.
  13. Read information and click “Continue”.
  14. Enter your User Name you created.
  15. Enter the Temporary Password from your email.
  16. Click on “Login”.
  17. Under Security Questions click on “Start”.
  18. Answer the two questions using the answers you entered earlier.
  19. Click on “Next”.
  20. Choose “Private Device” or “Public or Shared Device”.
  21. Click on “Select”.
  22. Create a new Password.
  23. Click “Submit”.
  24. Click on “Close Window”.
  25. Enter your User Name and new Password
  26. Click on “Login”
  27. Read and “Accept” the terms.
  28. Click on “Next”.
  29. Read information and click on “Continue”.
  30. Click on “Create Clearance Application”.
  31. Read information and click on “Begin”.
  32. Under Application Purpose choose the 4th item down. “Employee of Child Care Services”, etc. All employees are to use this selection because Lifesteps has children’s services programs. Use this option even if you are not working directly with children.
  33. Click on “Next”.
  34. Enter requested information and click on “Next”.
  35. Enter requested information and click on “Next”.
  36. Enter requested information and click on “Next”.
  37. Enter requested information and click on “Next”.
  38. Review the information you have submitted and click on “Next”
  39. Certify the information is correct then type your first and last name only.
  40. Click on “Next”.
  41. Click on “No” under “Did an organization provide a code for your application?”.
  42. Click on “Make a Payment”.
  43. Enter payment information and Verification you are not a robot.
  44. Click on “Pay with Credit Card”.
  45. Print last page to show you submitted an application for your Child Abuse Clearance.
  46. In approximately 1 week, you will receive an email that shows your clearance has been processed with the results. Log on to website and enter your ID and password.
  47. Click on “Access My Clearances”.
  48. Print clearance.