The Criminal Records Review Act requires that students registered in a post-secondary program, where they may be working with children and/or vulnerable adults, must have a criminal record check done by Camosun College through the B.C. Government’s Criminal Record Review program.
The Ministry of Justice is the authorized body under the Act to review offences and make a determination of risk.
Any student found to be at risk by the Ministry will not be able to participate in a work integrated learning experience (e.g. clinical placement, practicum, internship, work experience, co-op, job shadow observational, some in-class practice exercises, etc.) and other aspects of a program, and may therefore be unable to participate in or complete the program.
Completing your criminal record check
Camosun will email students in applicable programs with information on how to complete the Criminal Record Check (CRC) process. You are responsible for all associated costs.
- Criminal Record Check: $28 paid to the Ministry of Justice
Please complete your request for a criminal record check and pay your fee as soon as possible after you receive your instructions by email.
If you think you may not be able to attend to your CRC in a timely manner, check with your Program Leader/Chair to determine how a delay in getting CRC clearance may impact your participation in the program.
Note: Camosun only accepts new criminal record checks done through the Ministry of Justice. Existing criminal record checks, including those done previously through the Ministry of Justice, will not be accepted.
Verification of identity
The Ministry of Justice's CRC process uses an online verification of identity process which accesses your credit history using EQUIFAX. This works for many students but for those who it doesn't they will have their identity checked at Camosun Student Records. Please bring two pieces of valid ID.