Criminal Records Check

The Criminal Record Review Act requires that all students registered in a post-secondary program, where they may be working with children and/or vulnerable adults, must have a criminal record check (CRC) done by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP)*

(NOT a record check completed through your local RCMP office)

The Ministry of Justice is the authorized body under the Act to review offences and make a determination of risk.

*CRCs can take up to six weeks to receive; ensure you allow enough time prior to the start of classes.

Completing your Criminal Record Check

  You are required to complete a Schedule Type "B" CRC, and choose one of the following, depending on the requirements of your program:
       • WORKS WITH: Children
       • WORKS WITH: Children & Vulnerable Adults
    If you have already completed a CRC and it will be valid until the completion of your program you may elect to Share the result with NLC by completing the “Share the result…” option. The college cannot accept a photocopy of the previous Clearance letter you received as it is not addressed to the Northern Lights College. (click here for PDF copy of instructions)

NLC has made arrangements with the BC Ministry of Justice so you can consent to your criminal record check using the eCRC service. The eCRC service is an online criminal records check consent that does not require you to complete any paper forms, nor come in person to NLC.

To complete your eCRC:
1. Go online to
2. Enter the access code: AA723GSTVT
3. Choose:
     a. Request a New Criminal Record Check if you do not have a shareable criminal records check.
     b. Share the result of a Completed Criminal Record Check if you do have a Schedule “B” CRC completed prior for another institution or work place. Note your prior WORKS WITH: Children or WORKS WITH: Children & Vulnerable Adults must match or exceed the requirements of your program.
4. Complete the required information.
5. Complete the Electronic Identity Verification (EIV).
6. Payment (credit card or Interac Online).

If you are unable to complete the eCRC, please contact Admissions at NLC for instructions on completing a manual Criminal Records Check. Email and inform them that you are not able to complete the eCRC online. They will then provide you with the paper forms and request that two government-approved ID ( ) copies be provided.

NLC will receive your CRC results directly from the Ministry of Justice and update your NLC records as required. You will be notified once your CRC requirement is cleared.
* Students that have lost or require an additional copy of their Clearance Letter that NLC received previously, may request a copy by emailing