Criminal Record Check

All applicants are required to submit an original criminal record check* conducted no more than six months before applying to the College. The process for obtaining a criminal record check is different for applicants residing in Canada and applicants residing outside of Canada at the time of application. Applicants who have a criminal record may be required to provide additional documentation.

Applicants residing in Canada

As of July 31, 2020, the College requires that all applicants residing in Canada complete their criminal record checks through myBackCheck.com, also known as Sterling BackCheck. MyBackCheck is a quick and easy-to-use online service that provides applicants with a more cost-effective way of obtaining criminal record checks.

The fee for this service is $29, paid directly to Sterling BackCheck through their secure online payment gateway. The College receives the results directly from Sterling BackCheck, generally within 4 to 24 hours of the request, allowing for a more efficient and streamlined application process. Applicants may also choose to forward their myBackCheck result to another agency or employer that is registered with Sterling BackCheck, at no additional cost.

Applicants should follow the instructions below to complete their criminal record checks. Please note that all myBackCheck results are considered valid for six months from the date of issue.

How to use myBackCheck
  • Create an account by clicking on the link below. This will take you to a landing page shared by the College and Sterling BackCheck. Enter the required information such as username, password and security questions to create your personal account.
  • Check your email. MyBackCheck will send you an email with a link to activate your account for security purposes.
  • Log in and complete your check. Once logged in, you can view and accept invitations to complete a criminal record check, or order one for yourself.

Please note that myBackCheck uses electronic identification verification (EIV) as a security measure. This will confirm the applicant’s identity by using some out-of-wallet questions based on their credit report. Sterling Backcheck does not have access to the candidate’s credit information, only whether they have passed the EIV process. If the applicant fails, they will be prompted to print out a form and bring two pieces of identification to Canada Post.

Applicants residing outside of Canada

Applicants residing outside of Canada should contact their local police department to obtain a criminal record check. We do not accept record checks conducted by third parties (e.g. private companies). You are not required to submit a vulnerable sector check.

Requirements for a criminal record check:

  • The criminal record check must show that the search was conducted by the applicant’s local police department no more than six months before the date of application.
  • The College must receive the original copy of the record check in order to verify its authenticity.
  • The report must include records of discharges that have not been removed from the CPIC system in accordance with the Criminal Records Act and records of outstanding criminal charges of which the police are aware.
  • Applicants are also required to report any pardons they have received.
  • The name on the report must match the name that appears on the applicant’s registration application.
  • The report must indicate that a search was completed on all names the applicant is currently using or has used.
  • The date of birth that appears on the report must match that of the applicant.
  • Online checks by commercial vendors will not be accepted.
  • The costs relating to obtaining a criminal record check will be borne by the applicant.
  • The College will retain criminal record checks for applicants’ provincial records.

Your original criminal record check must be mailed or submitted to:

Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists
Attn: Registration Department
Suite 800, 4445 Calgary Trail
Edmonton AB Canada T6H 5R7

Additional documentation for applicants with a criminal record

If you do have a criminal record, you may be required to provide any or all of the following documentation:

  • An explanation, including the efforts at rehabilitation or remediated actions taken
  • A completed professional portfolio or résumé detailing past work history, volunteer work, education, continuing education and professional development
  • Reference letter(s) from past and current employers, professional colleagues, and other sources, including individuals that knew you before and after the conduct
  • Letter(s) of good standing from any other health authority, regulators or associations
  • If applicable, statements/reports from relevant persons, such as police officers, parole officers, probation officers, college registrars, victims or employers
  • If applicable, relevant documents connected to unprofessional conduct, which may include records, media reports, orders, pardons, probation orders or court documents including court transcripts and regulatory college files
  • Any other relevant documents that you may think necessary for the College to consider during review

*A criminal record check is a statement that you do or do not have a criminal record. Depending on your country or territory, it may be called a police certificate, police clearance certificate, a good conduct certificate, a judicial record extract or another name. If you do not currently reside in Canada, please confirm with the College before your arrival if you plan to submit these types of documents. If your criminal record check is in a language other than English, send the criminal record check along with a translation from a certified translator. The College will accept notarized criminal record checks submitted for immigration to Canada if the check was conducted no more than six months before applying to the College.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact the College by email at registration@acmdtt.com or by phone at 780.487.6130 or 1.800.282.2165.

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