Criminal Record Check Process

The British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) requires ACT to ensure that all professionals listed on the RASP have a current, clear Criminal Record Check (CRC). These must be resubmitted to ACT every five years.

All CRC’s must come directly from the issuing authority to ACT – Autism Community Training Society, addressed to the attention of Louise Broadley – Manager of Information Services. CRCs are not accepted when submitted directly to ACT by applicants.

Canadian Residents

To help facilitate the CRC process for both new applicants and current members of the RASP, ACT has made arrangements with the B.C. Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to utilize its eCRC online service for Canadian residents only. The eCRC Online Service allows Canadian residents to complete their Criminal Record Check, including an ability to verify identification, online.

As the CRC process is administered by the Ministry of Justice, if you have questions about the MOJ requirements, please contact them, toll-free, 1-855-587-0185, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.They also have a helpful guide: eCRC Online Service Walk-through Guide.

Please allow at least 10 days for the CRC to be completed and the results forwarded to ACT.

Behaviour Consultants: Steps to applying for a CRC

There is a $28 fee for new CRC’s, payable to the MOJ.

  1. Go to the B.C. Ministry of Justice website
  2. At the bottom of the screen, enter the following access code: BPZW9RUVDQ
  3. The site uses CAPTCHA codes to verify the site is not being accessed by a machine. Enter the code on the screen and select: Request for a New Criminal Check.
  4. Applicants should see ACT’s information displayed. Follow the instructions provided.
Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists: Steps for Sharing a CRC

The Ministry of Justice now allows members of professional colleges to share CRC results with ACT at no cost. Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapists applying to the RASP or renewing their RASP status can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Ministry of Justice Website
  2. At the bottom of the screen, enter the following access code: BPZW9RUVDQ.
  3. The site uses CAPTCHA codes to verify the site is not being accessed by a machine. Enter the code on the screen and select: Share the result of a completed Criminal Record Check.
  4. Applicants should see ACT’s information displayed. Follow the instructions provided.

If you have questions contact Jeff Hoffman, RASP Administrative Assistant, at raspadmin@actcommunity.ca

US Residents

RASP applicants who are US residents are advised to go to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State which provides information about several ways to obtain a criminal record check. The type of criminal record check required is comparable to one that is required to work in the public school system in the US.

To find information about how to obtain a criminal background check for individuals living in the specific states within the US we suggest that the applicant enter in a search engine (e.g. Google, Yahoo, etc.) the name of the state where they reside followed by the words ‘obtain criminal background check’ (e.g. Wyoming obtain criminal background check). This will yield information about the state’s procedure for the applicant to have a background check that must be sent directly to ACT – Autism Community Training Society, to the attention of Louise Broadley – Manager of Information Services. CRCs must arrive sealed, directly from the issuing authority. 

Other Countries

The process for Criminal Record Checks varies widely internationally. Please contact ACT’s Administrative Assistant, Jeff Hoffman, to discuss specific requirements at raspadmin@actcommunity.ca

Renewals

ACT sends out reminder letters to individuals whose RASP renewal date is upcoming, requesting them to resubmit a CRC, if necessary. If ACT does not receive a clear CRC by the deadline provided, we are required to remove the RASP professional from the RASP List. The Autism Funding Branch will not compensate professionals for their work during periods that they are not on the RASP.