Criminal Record Check
Pursuant to the Criminal Records Review Act, all Ministry of Education certificate
holders must undergo a criminal record check, which includes a vulnerable sector
check, every five years. The Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education
facilitates this requirement by collecting your authorization and submitting it
to the Criminal Records Review Program of the Ministry of Justice who will perform
the criminal record check.
If you authorize the Teacher Regulation Branch to submit your authorization for
a five-year check on an ongoing basis, you will be notified when your authorization
has been submitted.
The Teacher Regulation Branch does not share the results of criminal record checks
with other organizations.
If you have not authorized a criminal record check through the BC College of Teachers,
the Office of the Inspector of Independent Schools, or the Teacher Regulation Branch
in the last five years, you may submit your authorization for a criminal record
- logging into your account in the Certificate
Holders' Area and submitting your authorization online, or
- mailing a completed paper-based Consent to a Criminal Record Check Form to the Teacher
Read more about criminal record checks for certificate holders