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 Public Safety and Solicitor General 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 Teacher Regulation Branch in the last five years, you may submit your authorization for a criminal record check by:

  • logging into Your Account, completing and signing your personalized Consent to a Criminal Record Check authorization form and returning it to the Teacher Regulation Branch by mail or scanned email attachment, or
  • printing a Consent to a Criminal Record Check authorization form (found on the right under Related Forms), and completing, signing and returning it to the Teacher Regulation Branch by mail or scanned email attachment.

Read more about criminal record checks for certificate holders.