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Vulnerable Sector Police Check (Canadian) & Criminal Background Check (USA)

To enhance accountability to the public, applicants are required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Police Check/Criminal Background Check.

The College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals is a federal not-for-profit corporation & our mandate is to protect the public. All applicants are required to submit a current VSPC/Criminal Background Check, as the VR & VE professionals work one-to-one with disabled, injured or ill members of the public as their primary work. A current VSPC/Criminal Background Check is one of the ways the College can ensure the professional entering a client’s home, place of employment or treatment facility is of acceptable moral character, with no criminal or questionable behavior in their present or past history. This is requested regardless of whom the applicant orĀ  certified Registrant works for; as an independent consultant, a contract consultant or for a private or public employer.

Process to complete the Vulnerable Sector Police Check/Criminal Background Check

Registrants are required to submit an updated VSPC/Criminal Background Check every 5 years, according to the date of search of the current VSPC/PC on file. Failure to submit an updated VSPC/Criminal Background Check could result in registration suspension &/or penalties.

For Canadian VSPCs

Contact your local municipal police station in the jurisdiction where you live & follow the procedure. You will be required to complete the forms & submit the relevant fees. Photo ID & finger printing may also be required.

For smaller communities or those that do not have a municipal police force you will need to contact the local Provincial Police Service or RCMP in your region of residence. Most Police forces provide the procedure online. Check the appropriate website for your place of residence & follow their guidance.

For Registrants & new applicants who live in the Municipality of Metro Toronto, you must contact CVRP at info@cvrp.ca to request the specific VSPC code as arranged with the Toronto Police Service.

For persons residing in rural Ontario & receive policing services from the OPP, contact CVRP to request a letter to document the need for the Vulnerable Sector Check. Please provide your full name, address, date of birth & the name & address of the detachment.

US Criminal Background Checks

There are many ways you can secure a criminal background check. CVRP requires it be current so you will need to secure this information around the time of application. It is possible to secure a background check through your employer or individually through any of the following means identified by the FBI.