PA Act 153 requires that employees age 14 and older who have contact with children in the course of their employment must complete the three background checks below.  You can read more about PA Act 153 here.

1. Child Abuse Clearance

  1. Click here
  2. Select “Create Individual Account”
  3. You will receive an email with temporary password. 
  4. Log in to set a permanent password, then log in a final time to complete application.
  5. Select “Create Clearance Application”
  6. For “purpose” select: “Individual 14 years of age or older who is applying for or holding a paid position as an employee with a program… having direct contact with children.”  
  7. Fill in all required information
  8. On the payment page,  “Did an organization provide a coupon code?” select YES and enter the personal prepaid code that you received from MTC.
  9. After the check is complete, download and save your certification then email it to staff@musictraining.com.

2. Federal Fingerprint-Based Background Check

  1. Click here
  2. Enter Service Code 1KG756 (then press “go”)
  3. Click “Schedule or Manage an Appointment”
  4. Fill out all information.  For employer information enter: Music Training Center Holdings LLC, 200 West Ridge Pike Ste 119, Conshohocken, PA 19428
  5. Select a fingerprinting location. If you see “No appointments with 7 days”  consider alternate locations.  You may also click on the location to see the soonest available appointments.  
  6. The site will inform you that there is a fee of $23.85.  Bring a credit card, check, or money order to the fingerprinting location.
  7. If asked do you have a Coupon Code select “No.”
  8. You will receive an email confirming your appointment.
  9. After the fingerprinting is complete, wait for your your results in the mail then bring them to the MTC front desk in a sealed envelope

3. PA State Police Background Check

  1. MTC Completes this check.  There is nothing you need to do.