FBI Background Checks in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging issued guidance on FBI background checks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal criminal background check sites have been identified as life-sustaining businesses and therefore may remain open to process FBI background checks, however, several of the fingerprint sites in Pennsylvania are closed. As provided in 35 P.S. § 10225.506, an applicant needing an FBI background check may be provisionally employed up to 90 days after applying for the criminal history report while waiting for the results of the FBI background check if specified conditions are met.