All applicants to the Werklund School of Education are required to provide a current Police Information Check which includes a Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Search. Students who are not residents of Calgary must arrange for a Police Information Check through their nearest police service or RCMP detachment in the area where they reside. In order to be considered "current", the Police Information Check must be completed no earlier than June 30th and students will be required to request a new Police Information Check every 12 months. The original Police Information Check must be presented in person to the administration in the Undergraduate Program Office in the Werklund School of Education before the start of classes and to the partner school administration on the first day of Field Experience Practicum (Education 440, 465, 540, 560).
Students who are concerned about the presence of a criminal record should contact the police department to discuss the process for eliminating or erasing such a record.
Field Experience Practicum is required for all 3rd party practicum placements. Failure to present a clear Police Information Check may result in the student being unable to complete their Field Experience Practicum. Successful completion of Field Experience Practicum is required for graduation.
Students are obligated to inform the Faculty immediately of any change in status of their criminal record.