Touching Lives, Warming Hearts

Through Human & Animal Interactions

Background Checks

Each volunteer (PA Residents and Non-PA Residents) is required to complete a Volunteer PA Resident Affidavit that you can find in the KPETS Folder given out at Orientation.
All new volunteers are required to complete and submit the clearances as a part of the registration process.
Clearances are valid for five years from date of issue and will need to be resubmitted as they expire.

ALL KPETS Volunteers (regardless of state)

  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check (form SP4-164) (
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (form CY-113) ( FYI: Use the Individual Login option NOT the Organization Login option
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Fingerprinting
    • FOR PA:
      • IF you have lived in PA for ten years, it is optional. However, some schools and facilities we visit may require it.
      • If you have not lived in PA for ten year, this is mandatory.
    • For MD Residents
      • The FBI criminal history check is mandatory.
    • FBI Procedure:
            • Go to IdentoGO website:
            • Enter the Service Code: 1KG6ZJ and hit GO
            • Schedule or Manage Appointment – NEXT (*See below if you cannot visit an Identigo location near you.)
            • Fill out Name/Method of Contact information – NEXT
            • Enter Citizenship information – NEXT
            • Answer next three questions – NEXT
            • Enter Personal Information – NEXT
            • Enter Mailing Address – NEXT
            • Documents – choose Driver’s License issued by State or outlying possession of the U.S. If you do not have a driver’s license, choose something else from the dropdown screen. – NEXT
            • Enter your zip code and all local locations to get your prints taken will appear. Click on the location that suits you – NEXT
            • Set up your appointment. You can walk in at these centers, but it may take more time.
            • Follow the rest of the instructions on the site to complete your FBI clearances.