Background Certificates and Youth Protection Requirements

Required for all priests, deacons, deacon candidates, seminarians, and those in consecrated life

Those employed in a diocesan school will also need the following items.

  • FBI Report – PDE
  • Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification (PDE-6004) – only new school employees/vendors (new to the Diocese) must certify whether or not have been arrested/convicted of reportable offense(s) prior to employment.
  • – only new school employees/vendors (new to the Diocese) hired since January 1, 2015 must have the Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release(s) completed and responses returned prior to employment.
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