Practicing and Non-Practicing membership applicants are required to undergo a criminal record review (often referred to as a criminal record check or "CRC") and verify the absence of certain types of criminal convictions related to working with vulnerable adults or children. The review must to be completed through the BC Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) website.
Fees: Applicants are responsible for payment of any fees required to complete the eCRC process. If you do not qualify for the Electronic Identity Verification (EIV) you will be required to submit a manual request by mail, email or fax. The basic assessment fee is currently $28.00 and occasionally an additional fee may be required to conduct an enhanced review. Should this apply, you will receive notification from the Ministry by letter mail)
What is NOT accepted: The BCAK will not accept criminal records checks provided by the following organizations as they are not valid under the Criminal Records Review Act for working with at risk populations.;
- local police or RCMP
Past Review: If you have completed a criminal records review through the CRRP in the past 5 years for an employer or for volunteer work, you can share the results from the previous review or "eCRC" manually or through the CRRP website with the BCAK provided the review covers working with both children and vulnerable adults. Log in to the site and select "share the results of a completed criminal record check". Follow the directions given.
Completing The Criminal Records Review
You have two options to complete the process, either online or by manual submission.
To complete the Online "eCRC" process;
1 - You will require the BCAK's eCRC access/identity code: 7VT9H59Y3V
(You may copy this code and paste it into the appropriate box on the CRRP website when requested)
2 - To begin the process,follow this link to the Criminal Records Check website of the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to see if you qualify for online submission. This process can be completed at any time, however membership approval will be delayed if the review document is not received by the office in a timely manner.
To complete the Manual eCRC process by mail, email or fax;
- Contact the BCAK office with the subject line Manual eCRC submission. Please include a scanned image of government issued photo ID, such as BC driver's license or provincial ID card for verification purposes.
- A BCAK administrator will provide you with a fillable form. DO NOT use an electronic signature to sign this form as the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General will not accept it for CRRP eCRC purposes.
- After properly completing this form, please email a scanned copy including both pages of the form as a single PDF document to the office. Be sure to refer to the submission guidelines in the FAQ when sending documents to the office.
- This will be sent on your behalf to the CRRP by the BCAK office. This may require up to 30 days for government processing.