Required Coaches’ Clearances

The following clearances are mandatory for all coaches (paid and volunteer).  All clearances (originals) must be turned in to the Athletic Office prior to coaching at Greensburg Salem.  There are a total of 12 requirements.  Please make copies of all clearances for your own records.

 

1. PA Criminal History Clearance (Act 34)(Good for 5 years)

  • Register at https://epatch.state.pa.us/ and pay the $22 fee with a valid credit card. Volunteer coaches register for free.  You must print this clearance.  It will NOT be mailed to you. 

 2.  Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151)(Good for 5 years)

  • Register at https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS and pay the $13 fee with a valid credit card.  Volunteer coaches register for free. Results will be immediate.  If you register electronically, you must print this clearance.  It will NOT be mailed to you.

3. Fingerprint Criminal Background Clearance (Act 114) – The fingerprint-based background check is a multiple-step process. Applicants must register prior to going to the fingerprint site. Registration is completed on-line. Registration is available 24 hours/day, seven days per week at http://uenroll.identogo.com

  • Registration/fingerprint process: enter code 1KG6XN for District Employees OR 1KG6Y3 for Volunteers, select schedule or manage appointment, enter required information, select a security question (note for future reference), please choose the document you will use for ID at processing center, selection a location and schedule an appointment (specific or walk-in), submit registration and print confirmation. Please note that payment is processed when your prints are taken. Tip:  You can register as a walk-in at any site and then take your completed registration as a walk-in to the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit IU #13. Fee is $22.60.
  • Act 114 – Fingerprints
  • Act 114 – Paid Employee
  • Act 114 – Volunteer

4. Arrest Conviction Report (Act 24)- This must be filled out, signed, dated and returned yearly.

5.  ConcussionWise
  • Register at www.gopats.org , and then go to PATS Quick Links at bottom of page.  Click on ConcussionWise  (in lower left-hand corner) and then Select Your Course – Coach.  Click on arrow on video to start course.   After completing course, you will receive an email that you passed.  Please forward this email to the Athletic Office. This course must be completed each new school year.

6.  CardiacWise Course

  • Register at www.gopats.org, and then go to PATS Quick Links at bottom of page. Click on CardiacWise (in lower left-hand corner) and then Take the Course.  Click on arrow on video to start course. After completing course, you will receive an email that you passed.  Please forward this email to the Athletic Office.  This course must be completed each new school year.
7.  Allergy Education Course
  • Register at https://www.foodallergy.org/keeping-students-safe-and-included. Select Register Now at the bottom of the page and then Register for Account to create a user name and password.  Log into the site. Select Browse Training and then Keeping Students Safe and Included course (KSSI).  Choose open curriculum and launch course.  After completing course, you will receive an email that you passed.  Please forward this email to the Athletic Office.   This course must be completed each new school year.

8. Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training Course (Good for 5 years)

  • Click the following link to register for the Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training Course:  Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter Training Course  During registration, please answer “No” to the question, “Are you Licensed or applying for a license through one of the following Pennsylvania boards?”  unless you are a licensed professional listed in the drop down menu. After completing course, print out Certificate of Completion and turn in to Athletic Office.

9.  GS Policies Receipt Form

10. Physical (There is no specific form required, just written verification from a doctor.)

11. TB Test Result

12. American Sport Education Program (ASEP)

  • Coaching Principles Course and Sports First-Aid Course for Coaches (Approximately $95.00 fee). Take courses online at www.asep.com. Go to Purchase Online Course.  Click on Courses, then Browse Course Catalog,  then Coaching. You should purchase “Coaching Principles 4th Edition” and “Sports First-Aid 5th Edition.”  After completing courses, please submit your Certificates of Completion to the Athletic Office. You must also upload your transcripts to the PIAA Coaching website.