Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check https://epatch.state.pa.us be sure to click Volunteers only. A Criminal Background Check is required from any parent or guardian going on a trip. It can take a few weeks for it to be processed so please complete as early as you can. Even if you are not sure about going on a trip, it is best to have it on file just in case you decide to later. Clearances are good for five years. Saint Rose of Lima keeps them on file for trip references and volunteering opportunities. If you need additional assistance please make an appointment with Ms. Stephens during school hours after 12 noon.