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In accordance with the BC Criminal Records Review Act registrants of the College are required to undergo a criminal record check every five years.
The criminal record check through the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) is for individuals working with children or vulnerable adults. The law requires that registrants must authorize a criminal record check for the College and provide proof of identity.
Click here to access the Consent to Criminal Record Check form
The Criminal Records Review branch requires persons authorizing the check to return the signed and completed form to the College along with two pieces of identification, one of which must be government issued. The Criminal Record Review Act applies to all persons registered with professional regulatory bodies and includes educational institutions and students of those institutions who may be undertaking practicum placements.
The Act protects children and vulnerable adults from individuals whose criminal record indicates they may pose a risk of physical harm or sexual abuse. The CRRP relies on a list of related offenses to determine whether or not an applicant’s criminal record will be adjudicated. Having a criminal record does not mean ineligibility for registration.
All registrants in good standing with the College are up to date with their 5 year check through the CRRP.
If an employer requests an additional CRRP clearance, please advise them that as a registrant in good standing with the College you are up to date with your CRRP check and you are exempt from the requirement to undergo an additional criminal record check.
The College will notify its registrants when they are required to consent to the criminal record check.