How to Order your Police Services Vulnerable Sector Screening

As most Physical Therapy students undertake portions of their education in settings with exposure to vulnerable populations, you are required to complete and submit the results of a Vulnerable Persons Criminal Record Check. This process must be initiated through your local police service and must be completed prior to registration in the Program. Costs incurred will be at your own expense.

Police forces may use slightly different language to describe the various levels of record checks available. Your record checks must include search results from local police records, Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s (RCMP’s) Canadian Police Information Centre, and the Pardoned Sex Offender Records. This high level of record check is the one required by volunteer and other agencies who serve children and other vulnerable populations. 

As these checks can take several weeks, we recommend that you begin the process as soon as possible to meet our deadline.

If you are using Toronto Police Services, you must contact us for more details on this process and how to access the form required to initiate the Vulnerable Persons Criminal Record Check with Toronto Police Services before contacting the police.

Please contact  Jane Kean with any questions concerning this requirement.