College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia

Criminal Record Check

The Criminal Records Review Act (BC Legislation) was enacted to protect children and vulnerable adults from individuals whose criminal record indicates they pose a risk of physical or sexual abuse. The Act requires that all applicants complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) conducted by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and all current registrants complete a CRC at least once every five-years.

The Criminal Record Check (CRC) conducted by a police station cannot satisfy this requirement set by the BC Government.


New and Former Applicants

Before you submit your registration application, you are responsible for completing your Criminal Record Check (CRC) by the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.  

Except for former registrants whose CRC clearance are still valid.  The expiry date of your CRC clearance letter may be found on the Member Portal at https://portal.ctcma.bc.ca/


Current Registrants

All current registrants must complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC) at least once in every five years. You are required to have a new CRC clearance by the Criminal Record Review Program (CRRP) through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General to replace your current one before it expires.

Under the Health Professions Act, failure to complete a CRC requires the College to take action.  This matter will be referred to the Inquiry Committee for an investigation if a CRC clearance by CRRP is not received by the College before expiry.  The registrants may have limits or conditions on their practice or have their registrations suspended or cancelled as an immediate result.

The expiry date of your CRC clearance letter may be found on:

  1. the Member Portal at https://portal.ctcma.bc.ca/; and
  2. the Confirmation of Registration Renewal letter which the College sends to registrants upon the completion of registration renewal every year.