Criminal Record Check

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Coast Mountain College requires applicants in select programs to successfully complete the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Consent to a Criminal Record Check Form.

Criminal Records Checks (CRC) are required for admission to select programs to ensure it is appropriate for the student to participate in practicum components or to be in contact with children and vulnerable populations. This includes programs that are run in a setting off-campus. CRC's may be governed by external bodies and may be updated as mandated, without notice.

Please note the following information:

  • Completion of a CRC is required before acceptance, depending on the program. The presence of certain crimes on the record may prevent practicum placement, graduation and subsequent employment in the field of study.
  • International students applying to these programs will be required to provide a Police Certificate from their home country, in addition to the British Columbian Provincial or Canadian Federal Criminal Record Review. Any police certificates not in English must be accompanied by a notarized translation.

All new CRC forms must be completed online. A code must be requested from

Please note:

1. The cost is $28 and must be paid at time of request. 

2. Allow up to 6 weeks for processing.

Offences reviewed

A full list of reviewable offences reviewed during a Type B Criminal Record Check can be viewed at the Ministry of Justice.

Sharing CRC results

You may share a previously completed criminal record check if you have completed a CRC in the last five years through the Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Review program. Note: a criminal record check is considered complete once the result has been issued to an organization. The check must be the same type of check to be acceptable.

To share CRC's with Coast Mountain College, please request a sharing of information form from and return it to any CMTN campus along with two pieces of ID listed below:

Primary and secondary ID's required

Primary ID

  • BC Driver's Licence and Services card (combined card)
  • BC Services card (photo card)
  • BC Identification card (BCID)
  • Canadian driver's licence
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) issued by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)
  • Original citizenship papers or immigration documents — these include: Record of Landing (IMM1000), Sponsorship Undertaking: Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM5292), Permanent Resident Card, Canadian Citizenship Certificate (after February 1, 2012), and a refugee protection claim or Temporary Resident Permit (IMM1442). See note below.
  • Canadian Citizenship Certificate issued prior to February 1, 2012 (wallet sized card issued and includes photo)
  • Offender identification card issued by Correctional Service Canada

Secondary ID

  • BC Services card (non-photo card)
  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship papers or immigration documents (without photo)
  • Credit cards
  • BC CareCard
  • Older versions of the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) issued by AANDC (Laminated Certificate of Indian Status, Certificate of Indian Status "All-in-One," or Certificate of Indian Status "Pilot Project")
  • Other documents that, by themselves or in conjunction with other documents, would be considered acceptable identification for cheque cashing purposes at banks or other financial institutions

If you have any concerns with your CRC please contact your Admissions Officer or your Program Coordinator.  

CRC programs

Programs that currently require a Criminal Record Check include but are not limited to: