Police Vulnerable Sector Check (renew every six months or every year)

Frequently Asked Questions about Police Vulnerable Sector Check

Which Full-Time programs requires a "clear" police vulnerable sector check renewed every six months/year?

Click here to see the list of Full-Time Programs 

Why do I need to apply for police vulnerable sector check for my program?

In compliance with requests from our placement agency partners, all domestic and international students registered in some of the CSHS and Hospitality programs and whom will be working or volunteering with vulnerable members of society such as children, the elderly or persons with disabilities, are required to complete a police vulnerable sector check every six month or annually before you can be part of clinical or field placement in your program.

How do I apply for police vulnerable sector check?

  • Click on your specific Regional Police Service website(s) below for more detailed information.
  • The college do not accept a police check record issued and search by any third party or private agency.

What if I'm an International Student from abroad, can I apply for police check at my home country?

  • No, the college will not accept any police check issued from your home country, as it is not accepted and recognized by our placement agency partners.
  • It is mandatory that you apply once you arrive and obtain a permanent address in Canada. Please Contact Us for more information.

What if I have a "Not Clear"police check record?

  • Your academic department strongly and highly recommend that all students must have a "clear" police check valid every year to avoid any issues and problems with your program.
  • If you are excluded from placement due to a "not clear" status, it will jeopardize your academic standing and can lead to program withdrawal.
  • Please contact your Chair to discuss this matter before you register and pay for your program.

What if I'm being asked to submit  fingerprint by RCMP?

  • If you have a "clear" police check record, but your regional police service notified you in the mail to do fingerprint, this means that your gender and date of birth is a match to an individual with an existing criminal or pardoned sex offender record.
  • If you have a "not clear" police record, your police jurisdiction will not release any result until you submit your fingerprint authorized by RCMP. To apply for Record Suspension and purge, visit the record suspension and purges page.
  • Your police jurisdiction will stop processing your original application form and advise you get the fingerprint done from an RCMP Accredited fingerprint company. This entire process will take at least 120 days or longer, for more information click on RCMP or Contact Us. All additional fees and costs are paid by the student.
  • Due to this fingerprint issues and long wait times, it will cause a delay for you to be eligible for placement and it can jeopardize your academic standing and lead to program withdrawal.

Ontario Regional Police Services Application Fees and Requirements

Toronto Region students (with a postal code that starts with letter "M")(8 weeks or longer)

    • If you currently reside in Toronto region and you need to apply and/or renew your Toronto Police vulnerable sector check (excluding ECE and Trent University BScN students), you must meet with Suzette Martinuzzi, Pre-placement Coordinator, in order to receive a copy of the Toronto Police Service "Consent to Disclosure vulnerable sector application form".
    • It is mandatory that you bring a money order/bank draft payment of $20.00 dollars (new fee effective January 1st, 2015) payable to Toronto Police Service and a government issued photo ID at your scheduled appointment. (No other payment method accepted)
    • Early Childhood Education students: you must apply directly at School of ECE department located at 99 Gerrard St. East, 5th Floor, Sally Horsfall Building at Ryerson campus or send them an email at ece@georgebrown.ca
    • Trent University BScN students: you are no longer allowed to use the GBC Toronto Police form. It is mandatory that your Toronto Police form is witnessed and signed by Trent University authorized staff only. To obtain the application form, you must book an appointment with Dianne Diniz, Chair Special Projects at diannediniz@trentu.ca
    • Click here to find out how to apply and fees

Durham, Halton , Hamilton, London & York Region students (volunteer letter required)

Niagara Region residents(college staff signature and volunteer letter required)

    • Please Contact Us to obtain a volunteer letter from the college in order to pay the student rate.
    • You must apply in-person at Niagara Police Service headquarters.
    • It could take up to four weeks for the police service to process your application.
    • Click on Niagara Regional Police Service Headquarters for more information.

Ontario Provincial Police Region students (college staff signature and volunteer letter required)

    • You must pick-up the Ontario Provincial Police Service (OPP) application form at your nearest Detachment.
    • It is mandatory that your OPP form is completed, signed and witnessed by a staff representative before they can process your form.
    • Please Contact Us for more information or book an appointment.

Peel Region students (no volunteer letter required)

    • You must apply in-person at Peel Regional Police Headquarters.
    • No authorized signature or volunteer letter required from the college.
    • It could take up to four weeks for the police service to process your application.
    • Click on Peel Regional Police Service Headquarters for more information.

South Simcoe County students (college staff signature required)

    • Before you can apply in-person at South Simcoe Police Headquarters, it is mandatory that your South Simcoe Police application form is completed, signed and witnessed by a college staff.
    • Please Contact Us for more information or book an appointment.