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 and dated after July 1st in the year of admission and every 12 months thereafter. Online Police Information Checks (ePICs) will not be accepted.
The original Police Information Check must be presented in person to the administration in the Undergraduate Program Office in the Werklund School of Education prior to the start of the academic year, with the exception of Community-Based and Teaching Across Borders students, who must submit a scanned copy to email@example.com by the same date. All students must also present the original police information check to the partner school administration on the first day of each Field Experience (Education 440, 465, 540, 560). Students will also be required to complete and return the “Notice Regarding Requirement for Police Information Checks – Student” form signed and witnessed electronically to the firstname.lastname@example.org no later than one week prior to the first day of classes.
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. Students who do not present a clear Police Information Check will not be placed in a Field Experience and as a result, cannot continue in the Education program. Successful completion of Field Experience is required for graduation.
A Police Information Check is required for all community or service learning placements. Failure to present a clear Police Information Check will result in the student being unable to complete their Field Experience or community placement. Students are obligated to inform the Faculty immediately of any change in status of their criminal record.