The Federal Criminal History Record Clearance application can be submitted online; however, fingerprint processing must be completed at an approved IdentoGo Fingerprint location in Pennsylvania. Click the link below to be directed to the IdentoGo Website. You will need a service code in order to register--this service code must be provided to you by the agency/organization asking you to obtain your federal criminal history. Create an account or log in with existing credentials. Be sure to register under the Pennsylvania Department of Education for employment within a school district in Pennsylvania.
Remember to bring your registration ID Number (UE Number) and photo identification for your request to be processed. An unofficial copy will be mailed to the address the applicant submits during registration. Prospective employers require the registration number (UE #) to complete the clearance process.
About the Fingerprint Services at the IU5
As of April 1, 2007, Act 114 of 2006 has required that all prospective employees of public and private schools, including their independent contractors and their employees, but excluding employees who do not have direct contact with students, undergo background checks. Applicants are required to submit their background check reports to their prospective public and private school employers.
The Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (IU5) is an approved Cogent Federal Criminal History Record Clearance site. Before arriving at IU5 to be fingerprinted, register online through the Cogent website. Please read the instructions on the left side of this page and follow the link to the Cogent website. IU5 accepts walk-in any day of the week. Please verify the hours of operation before you come to the IU5 to be fingerprinted.
Hours of Operation
The hours of operation to be fingerprinted at the IU5 are Monday – Friday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm. Please verify the hours of operation before you come to the IU5 to be fingerprinted. IU5 accepts walk-in any day of the week.
Below is the address for IU5. Please park in the upper lot and go into the main entrance. Please inform the receptionist that you at there to get your FBI Fingerprint requirements completed.
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit
252 Waterford St
Edinboro, Pa 16412