Criminal Record Check BC
We are currently processing submissions received on, or soon after, the date of:
Employee Applications - September 17th
Volunteer Applications - September 21st
Sharing Applications - September 21st
COVID-19 Service Impacts
- Police and RCMP detachments may temporarily be unable to complete fingerprinting requests
- This may cause a service delay for criminal record check clearances where fingerprinting is required as part of the Vulnerable Sector (VS) check
- We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to monitor communication from your local police department/ RCMP detachment and attend for fingerprinting when these services resume
The Criminal Records Review Act ensures that people who work with or may have potential for unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults undergo a criminal record check by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP).
A person whose criminal record suggests they present a risk of physical or sexual abuse to children or a risk of physical, sexual or financial abuse to vulnerable adults will not have access to these groups.
To support British Columbia’s non-profit sector, volunteer organizations that are not covered by the act, but which have volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults, can have criminal record checks done by the CRRP for free.
To help police provide a common approach to record checks, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has developed Model Policy Guidelines. The guidelines detail the type of information police should or should not release about the findings of a criminal record check. The BC Association of Chiefs of Police endorses the guidelines.