What is the process for current registrants?

The process is as follows:

  1. All applicants applying for pre-registration and current registrants as part of the registration renewal process, are required to consent to and pay for a CRC.

  2. The information required for the CRC is forwarded to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

  3. The Ministry runs the CRC against provincial data and RCMP information. If criminal records are found, they are examined to determine relevancy to physical, sexual or financial abuse.

  4. The College is informed when no relevant record is found.

  5. If a possible relevant record exists, the Ministry may request additional information from the applicant/registrant including providing fingerprints to the RCMP.

  6. The Ministry informs the College when a relevant record exists, but provides no other information about the record. The file is forwarded to the Deputy Registrar of the Criminal Records Review Program to determine the risk of sexual or physical abuse to children or physical, sexual or financial abuse to vulnerable adults.

  7. If the Deputy Registrar of the Criminal Records Review Program determines there is no risk to children or vulnerable adults, the College is informed.

  8. If the Deputy Registrar of the Criminal Records Review Program determines that a risk exists, the registrant, the College and the employer(s) are informed. The College will take action in accordance with the Registration/Inquiry and Disciplinary process outlined in the HPA.

  9. The registrant may appeal the decision of the Deputy Registrar of the Criminal Records Review Program.