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Lower Merion School District


Obtaining Clearances

The process for obtaining background clearance documents may be initiated online. The following instructions, together with the embedded links, will assist you in beginning the process of obtaining your clearances. Once you have obtained your clearances, you must fill out the Volunteer Application and upload your clearance documents into the Raptor® Volunteer Management System.

Three documents are required:

  1. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Certification
  2. Pennsylvania Criminal History Background Check
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Background Check OR  FBI Disclosure Statement/Affirmation 


  • If you have NOT lived in Pennsylvania for at least the last 10 consecutive years, click here. Where required, enter the DHS Service Code: 1KG6ZJ
  • You are responsible for supplying LMSD with your FBI results.
  • When FBI results are available, you will receive a one-time use link to save or print out your results. Do NOT open the link on your phone. Access the link on your computer only when you can save or print your unofficial results. (Do NOT upload your receipt, this is not the necessary result document).

Once you have obtained all of your clearances    you must complete the online Volunteer Application and upload those forms in the  Raptor® Volunteer Management System. You will be notified once your application has been approved.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Office of School and Community Relations at 610-645-1977.