Steps to obtain a clearance:

NOTE: This clearance is for new employees and new volunteers beginning employment/service after July 1, 2018.

Steps to obtain a clearance from the OPCY:

  1. Click on the “Click here for clearance request” at the bottom of this page.

  2. Fill in the top portion of the OPCY Clearance form. Note: The bottom section is for office use only.

  3. Submit the completed form in one of the following ways:
  1. If using Internet Explorer as your internet browser: Complete the form and email the form to

  2. If using a different internet browser: Download the form to your computer, complete the form, save the form and send the completed form as an email attachment to:

  3. Complete the form, print the form and send it by US mail to: OPCY, PO Box 10397, Erie, PA 16514 or fax the form to: (814) 824-1181.
Screen Shots of the form cannot be accepted.
Forms should not be sent using a phone.

After your request is submitted:

The OPCY will email a response back to you within 1 to 2 business days,  and a hard copy of the clearance will be mailed within the week. The hard copy will have a diocesan OPCY seal in blue ink. The original copy of the clearance must be on file at the place of employment/volunteer service.

Assistance is available by calling 814-824-1195.

 Click here for clearance request.