Criminal Record Checks

Gymnastics BC, as per B.C. law, requires valid criminal record checks (CRC) on file for all coaches 18 years and older as per provincial law.

Not all individuals associated with GBC are required to undergo screening through a CRC, as not all positions pose a risk of harm to GBC or to its members. Those who work closely with minor athletes and who occupy positions of trust and authority within GBC are required to complete a CRC. These would include:

  • individuals in paid staff positions
  • members of the Board of Directors
  • coaches of provincial teams
  • volunteers appointed to accompany provincial teams to events or competitions
  • volunteers at major GBC hosted events identified by GBC as requiring CRCs
  • all registered coaches affiliated with Full Member Clubs

Note: Gymnastics BC requires that searches for pardoned sexual offences (Vulnerable Sector Searches - VSS) be conducted for all member coaches.

Validity of CRCs

CRCs are valid for a period of three years. Gymnastics BC may also, at any time, request that an individual in a designated category provide an updated CRC. This will take place if GBC has grounds to believe that the results of the previous CRC are no longer accurate.

How to complete a CRC

CRCs may be completed online though the Government of B.C. or through your your local police station.

Note 1: If you use the online process you will not receive a hard copy of your CRC. If you or your employer requires a hard copy, please complete the CRC through your local police station.

Note 2: If you complete your CRC through your local police station, request a Vulnerable Sector Search.


How to complete an online CRC

Gymnastics BC Criminal Record Review Policy

Ministry of Justice link to online CRC

Online CRC Walk Through Guide

CRC Application for Pre-Authorized Credit Card Usage form


John Carroll, Technical Education Manager, 604-333-3493,

Brian Forrester, CEO, 604-333-3490,