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Pennsylvania Background Check

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can conduct background checks in Pennsylvania, by going to the Pennsylvania government site and filing out the necessary forms below. Due to the state and local laws, some background checks may require fingerprints. Although some professions, like healthcare, government and state employees require fingerprinting, please refer to your potential employer for the need for fingerprints.


How to conduct a Pennsylvania background check?

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can order an electronic Pennsylvania background check by filling out the form on our site. Here is a step by step guide:

  1. Visit our site to order a Pennsylvania Background Check.
  2. Fill out all the necessary information on the custom background check form.
  3. Click the state criminal search checkbox under the zip code text field.
  4. Select Pennsylvania under the state criminal search checkbox.
  5. Fill out card details. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Discover, JCB, Diners, and American Express.
  6. Click the checkbox I Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Click captcha.
  8. Click Order Now.
  9. Done! You will be redirected to our homepage and your report will be emailed to the email provide in the background check inquiry.  


How much does a Pennsylvania background check cost?

Depending on the type of background check in question the prices may vary. Our electronic Pennsylvania criminal records search is $16.00. While conducting a fingerprint background check, the prices may vary from place to place. 


How long does it take to get the results from a Pennsylvania background check?

Turnaround time can range from 24 hours to four weeks.


What’s the difference between an online Pennsylvania background check and a Pennsylvania fingerprint background check?

The Pennsylvania online background check is an electronic name based search from the state of Pennsylvania criminal record database and the results are returned quicker. A Pennsylvania fingerprint background check is essentially the same background check except an individual must go to a physical fingerprinting location and complete get their fingerprints taken by a certified fingerprint technician. The Pennsylvania fingerprint background check turnaround time have longer wait times. 


Where can I get a fingerprint in Pennsylvania?

Individuals may check local background check companies in the state of Pennsylvania that conduct fingerprints by a certified fingerprint technician. Individuals can also visit Pennsylvania state police and local law enforcement departments to conduct fingerprints. 


Pennsylvania Background Check Laws

As background check laws are always changing, we look to always keep up to date for all the Pennsylvania background check laws. Please consult your attorney on for legal advice about Pennsylvania background check laws. Currently, Pennsylvania has state laws restricting employer use of criminal records. Here, you can view more about a Pennsylvania Background Check. Pennsylvania does implement a ban-the-box law that applies only to public sector employers that are hiring for non-civil service positions falling under the governor’s jurisdiction. 


18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. 9125

Under 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. 9125, employers may only consider felony and misdemeanor convictions when using an candidates’s criminal history to inform an employment decision. Under this act, summary offenses should not be considered.


Phil. Code Chapter 9-1100 et seq

Under Phil. Code Chapter 9-1100 et seq, employers in Philadelphia may not inquire into credit history when making an employment decision, unless the position falls under an exception listed under Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance.

Written on 2021-02-02 19:04:50 by larry coleman

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