Creating a Draw-Down Account for Criminal Record Checks

An organization can establish a draw-down account to pay for criminal record checks by sending the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP):

  • The name of your organization
  • A contact name
  • A mailing address
  • An email address for your monthly account statement to be sent to
  • An email address for correspondence (clearance letter, incomplete letters etc.) is preferred, and
  • An area code and phone number

A written request to establish a draw-down account including answers to the following:

  • Will there be any time your employees or registered students directly have or potentially have unsupervised access to Children or Vulnerable Adults?
  • Does your program receive ongoing funding (regular, monthly, and not including grants) from the Provincial Government which amounts to 50% or more of your operating funds?

Note: Each criminal record check costs $28. The CRRP sends account holders a monthly statement and recommends that accounts are maintained with a balance to cover at least two months of criminal record checks.

Adding funds to an Account

To add funds to your account, send the CRRP:

  • A cover letter with your account name, number and a contact person in your office, and
  • A money order or certified cheque payable to the Minister of Finance, or
  • An application for Criminal Record Check Payment Form that must be obtained from the CRRP directly. You must contact the CRRP by email or phone to request the Application for Criminal Record Check Payment Form. Only Visa and MasterCard are accepted.

Using a Draw-Down Account for Manual Record Checks

For manual criminal record checks, both CRR013 and CRR014 must be submitted. Both forms are not on our website and must be obtained from the CRRP via email: crrp.drawdowns@gov.bc.ca

CRR013 must include:

  • Schedule type and works with category
  • Part 1: Applicant Information
  • Part 2: Organization Information
  • The applicants physical signature and date signed

CRR014 must include:

  • All consent forms for applicants listed on CRR013 (maximum of 15)
  • The name of your organization
    • Contact phone number
    • Draw Down Account #
    • Contact name (printed)
    • Contact physical signature
    • Date signed
    • All applicant names 

Online Record Checks

When you submit a criminal record check through the Organization-Based Online Service, the fees will be withdrawn from your account automatically.