This article will help you understand:
- What is PATCH?
- How does PATCH work?
- How does PATCH appear on my candidate's report?
- How does PATCH work with my criminal screenings?
- Is there an additional cost?
- How do I add PATCH to my account?
What is PATCH?
PATCH is a Pennsylvania State Police Background Check. Click here to access the PATCH website.
How does PATCH work?
PATCH is a non-reportable pointer search that can be configured on a package via the State Criminal Search. If PATCH is set as your preferred Pennsylvania search, you can access the PATCH portal to retrieve the necessary documentation upon screening completion. Due to legal constraints, Checkr cannot directly surface the PATCH report.
Please note that PATCH results are not reportable. For example, a report can return as clear, despite being returned via PATCH.
How does PATCH appear on my candidate's report?
If PATCH is configured on a screening package, Candidate reports in the Checkr Dashboard will include a link to the PATCH website where you can enter the candidate's information to retrieve their issued certification form.
How does PATCH work with my criminal screenings?
PATCH cannot be run as a standalone screening, it must be run in conjunction with a screening package. PATCH is run through the Pennsylvania state search screening. Please note that PATCH can only be run on candidates who currently or have previously lived in Pennsylvania.
To find a link to the PATCH request, view the State Search section of the completed report.
Is there an additional cost?
In addition to your package fee, there is a passthrough fee of $22.
How do I add PATCH to my account?
Please contact Checkr Customer Support.