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How To Obtain Your Background Checks:

PA Law requires all coaches and volunteers involved with youth organizations complete a State Police Criminal Record Check and a PA Child Abuse History Clearance.  In addition to a Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse search, a Volunteer Qualification Affidavit  must be completed and notarized for volunteers who have lived in PA for 10 continuous years.  *An FBI Criminal Background Check must be completed in addition to the Affidavit if the volunteer has not lived in PA for 10 continuous years

Once you've acquired the required clearances you will then upload them into PA West's Risk Management System via the link provide below "To Access PA West Soccer's Online Risk Management Portal".  

To Access PA West Soccer's Online Risk Management Portal - 
Click Here (No fee; applications reviewed during regular review cycle of up to 10 business days)

To Access PA West Soccer's Expedited Online Risk Management Portal - Click Here (30.00 fee; application reviewed with 24 hours during normal business hours) 

Instructions for using the PA West Soccer Online Risk Management System:  Click Here (pdf)

Tips for uploading Clearance Documents:  Click Here (pdf)

1. PA State Police Report
: PA State Police Criminal Record Checks cost approximately $8.00 (Free if Select Volunteer) and can be obtained online by visiting the State Police web site - Click Here.
2. Child Abuse History Report:PA Child Abuse History Clearances may be made online - Click Here  The cost is approximately $8.00 (Free if Select Volunteer)

3. Volunteer Qualification Affidavit (PDF)Click Here
Please Email or send a paper copy of your completed Volunteer Qualification Affidavit to [email protected] or P.O. Box 594, Claysville, PA 15323, and we will help get it notarized.

OPTIONAL: *FBI Criminal Background Check:To request an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (approximate cost-$22.60):  Click Here   Please note: This link will take you to the page managed by Cogent for the state of PA to help individuals attain an FBI clearance.  

4. All coaches must be SafeSport trained at 
The Safe Soccer Framework is a comprehensive program of policies and processes, screening, education and training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement designed to help participants detect and report abuse, respond to it and prevent future occurrences.  This online video training program takes no more than 90 minutes to complete but can be reviewed in segments if time does not permit completing the course in its entirely at one time.

Please use the following instructions for users who need to create an account and access training.  As with the prior code, please do not post the links on any public platform.  The link is for U.S. Soccer affiliated participants only.

1.       Use this link:

2.       Complete information on “Sign Up” page. 

3.       If prompted, log in to the new account you just created.  

 4.       Click on “Menu” and select “Catalog.”

5.       Click the Start button for “SafeSport Trained – U.S. Soccer Federation” to complete the course.

6.       Upload your certificate of completion.  

Instructions for downloading a certificate of completion are as follows:

 1.          Please select the “Menu” icon at the top right of your page.

 2.            Select “Transcript”.

 3.            Once the transcript page displays, locate the most current completion for the course under the “Certificates” section.

 Download the certificate by selecting the “Download” button at the right of the completed course.  

Once completed the coach will print a Sex Abuse Prevention Training (SAPT) certificate for his/her records and upload a scan into the SAPT slot next to their clearances in their admin record in the online registration system.


For more information, visit PAWest's Risk Management Website.