Criminal Records Check Requirements

Who is required to have A Criminal Records Check (CRC) done:

  • All BC Athletics members with a "Coach", "Associate" or "Official" membership must have a Criminal Records Check in place and noted on the membership database. 
  • Both a Criminal Records Check AND a Vulnerable Sector Check is required.  Be sure to indicate both.
  • Criminal Records Checks are valid for a period of 5 years with BC Athletics.

Note:  You must have your membership in place before you can request a CRC.  If you are having problems completing your membership oline please contact

Request for a Criminal Records Check Form

BC Athletics Affiliated Club Members:

Club members get their CRC done through their clubs.  In most cases CRC's can be done online however with the change in how they must be submitted this may no longer be available (on-line) through your club.  In that case CRC's are obtained at local police stations and RCMP detachments.

The requirement for a CRC is a BC Athletics rule and a requirement by the Province of British Colubmia.  Without the required CRC's in place the club runs the risk of compromising the liability insurance coverage provided through membership with BC Athletics.

Beginning in 2019 clubs will not be able to enter Associate, Coach or Official members unless the CRC for the individual has been submitted for approval.  The date the CRC was submitted will be required to enter the individual's membership.  Once the approved CRC has been received the club Registrar will need to enter the date the CRC was received was approved on the individual's membership.

Club registrars will enter the CRC information on when they are entering a member.  When initially entering the membership the dates a current CRC is valid for will be entered or, if the CRC process hasn't been started yet the date the membership is done will be entered in the "A Criminal Records Check has been submitted" field.  The member will then have 2 months from that date to get the CRC done and have the information entered on  If a CRC is not done within that time the membership will not be considered complete.  

On-line Criminal Records Checks can be set up by specified organizations through the Povince of BC Criminal Records Review Program. 

General Information


Individuals who are required to have a current CRC as part of their employment and have a CRC on file with their employer can complete a Voluntary Declaration Form (VDF) indicating the organization holding the current CRC.