BLaST Fingerprint Services

In an effort to better serve our employees and our community,  Blast Intermediate Unit 17 offers fingerprinting services for the State of Pennsylvania.

Registration involves collecting pertinent demographic information that is required by law from each applicant.  During registration you will also be given the chance to pay electronically for your background check.  Registration is best conducted online at http://www.pa.cogentid.com.  This way you can insure the correctness of all demographic information you submit.  Online registration alleviates many data collection problems and effectively speeds processing at the fingerprint site.

Please do not overwhelm the service by sending large groups of applicants to the locations.  If you have a large group of applicants to fingerprint, please contact the fingerprint site and plan for their arrival to occur over days and weeks, not hours.  The fingerprint site may have a preferred method for handling large groups of applicants.

Your registration is valid for 90 days. If not used within that time, it will be automatically cancelled and a refund issued as necessary.

Telephone registration through Cogent Systems is available at 1-888-439-2486 Monday through Friday, 8AM to 6PM EST.

Payment

Applicant background checks are $27.00.  Effective 02/01/2012 all applicants will receive an unofficial paper copy of the report at no additional cost to the applicant. Payment may be made online at the time of registration using a debit or credit card.  Payment may also be made with a Money Order or Cashiers Check at the fingerprint location.  Money Orders and Cashiers Checks must be made out to 3M COGENT.  NO CASH, PERSONAL CHECKS and NO ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS for background checks will be accepted at our location.

 

What to Bring

You must be registered first before proceeding to a fingerprint site.  At the fingerprint site you will be asked to produce a qualified State or Federal photo ID before processing may begin.  See What to bring for a list of approved ID types.  Applicants will not be processed if they cannot produce acceptable identification.

 

Location

33 Springbrook Dr
Canton, PA 17724
570-673-6001

Hours of Operations:
Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 3:00PM

Closed

President’s Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving (including Fri and Mon after Thanksgiving)
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day

 

Directions

From the East:

  • Travel West on Route 6 to Troy, PA
  • At the traffic light, turn left and travel south on Route 14
  • Travel approximately 10 miles to Canton
  • At the traffic light proceed straight
  • Travel approximately 1 mile
  • The office is located on the right and is directly across from Landon’s (Citgo) gas station at the intersection of Route 14 and 414 West

From the West:

  • Travel East on Route 6 to Troy, PA
  • At the traffic light, turn right and travel south on Route 14
  • Travel approximately 10 miles to Canton
  • At the traffic light proceed straight
  • Travel approximately 1 mile
  • The office is located on the right and is directly across from Landon’s (Citgo) gas station at the intersection of Route 14 and 414 West

From the South:

  • North on Route 15 take the Trout Run/Canton exit (Route 14)
  • Travel North on Route 14
  • We are located 1 mile south of Canton
  • The office is located on the left and is directly across from Landon’s(Citgo) gas station at the intersection of Route 14 and 414 West

Questions regarding the employment and application requirements should be directed to the hiring agency’s human resource department. To determine whether applicants must register under the Department of Aging, the Department of Banking and Securities, the Department of Education, or the Department of Public Welfare, applicants must first talk with their human resources department.