Non-academic Admissions Requirements
Criminal Records Check
Some programs have specific non-academic admissions requirements.
Check the requirements specific to your program.
How to complete and submit your Criminal Record Check to VCC
- Read the instructions on how to complete and submit your Criminal Record Check to VCC.
- If you do not have a BC Services Card or you live outside of British Columbia, complete the Consent to a Criminal Record Check form and submit to VCC
Important information about Criminal Record Checks:
In accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, a Criminal Record Check (CRC) must be completed for all individuals who work with vulnerable adults and/or children. CRC’s are completed through the Ministry of Justice, and applicants are responsible for any costs incurred to complete the CRC. The Ministry of Justice sends completed Criminal Record Check results directly to the Registrar’s Office.
Applicants should be aware that some programs have practicum placements that require completion of a Criminal Record Check. If you are found to present a risk to vulnerable populations by the Ministry of Justice, you will not be permitted to enter the practicum. If the practicum is required for your program, this means that you will not be able to complete the program and will not graduate. Therefore, you should consider this requirement carefully before applying to, or continuing in, the program.
Any student who is charged with or convicted of a criminal offence subsequent to a Criminal Record Check must immediately inform the Department Leader and the Registrar’s Office.