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.

Police Information Check conducted by Police Department does not satisfy the provincial government’s CRC requirement.


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 complete a new CRC clearance by the Criminal Record Review Program (CRRP) through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General before your CRC clearance expires.

Under the Health Professions Act, failure to complete a CRC requires the College to take action.  The Inquiry Committee will review all registrants who failed to complete a CRC and may take action as prescribed under that Act, such as setting limits or conditions on the practice of the registrant or suspending or cancelling the registration of the registrant 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.