How can I tell if my clearance is still active? I was claid off in April 2013 and my Secret clearance was active through October 2014. I started a new job via tech recruiting firm as subcontractor on a project. In September 2014, I was told the project will require all those supporting it to have Secret clearance. I got laid off from that positiop in April 2015, but no cl.earance re-investigation took place during the time I was on contract via the tech recruiting firm.