The CRC is a mandatory process required by law of registrants of professional regulatory bodies. Dentists, dental therapists, and CDAs who fail to comply with the criminal record check will not be eligible to register or renew their registration/certification.
As of 1 March 2017, you will no longer be required to submit your own CRC applications to the College. CDSBC will automatically submit CRC applications on behalf of registrants whose CRC is due to expire. Effective 2017/18, the annual renewal fee will include one fifth of the cost of a CRC, and registrants will be asked to consent to a CRC as part of their online renewal for the year their CRC expires. For more information about the new process,
Note: If your CRC expires prior to 1 March 2017, you are still required to submit your own CRC application for this year.
See below for more details.
The Criminal Records Review Program implemented the vulnerable sector (VS) check in November 2013, which requires fingerprints from applicants who share a date of birth and gender with a pardoned sex offender. If you are required to complete the VS check, please inform CDSBC staff so that we are aware of the delay. For more information,
For more information on the criminal record check, read our
Criminal Record Check FAQ.
Alert: Criminal Record Check delay advisory The Criminal Records Review Program is processing a large number of applications. The process is currently taking 5-8 weeks for paper applications. To reduce the
processing time of your criminal record check, you may complete the online
Note: If you are unable to complete the online process, follow the instructions for the paper process below.
For more information on the new criminal record check process, read our
New Criminal Record Check Process FAQ.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-736-3621 (toll free 1-800-663-9169).