In-person Criminal Record Checks
Criminal record checks can also be obtained through the applicant's residing municipal police or RCMP detachment. Please print out the Open Letter to All Police Agencies
and provide it when requesting your criminal record check. Police detachments will not process your request if you do not bring this letter with you.
Before you visit your local police or RCMP, contact them to confirm their hours of operation, fees, and the methods of payment accepted.
Print and take with you the application form and applicant checklist. These instructions explain that you require a criminal record check for licensing purposes.
If the criminal record check has a section requiring you to authorize the disclosure of your personal information, input “Insurance Council of BC” in this section.
Send your criminal record check and the original, embossed or dry-stamped criminal record check, to the Insurance Council’s office by mail
or courier. Do not email a copy of the criminal record check with your application, as the original criminal record check is required.*
*Effective December 1, 2022, the Insurance Council will only accept the original paper-based criminal record checks by mail. Scanned copies or duplicates received through e-mail will no longer be accepted.
Office and mailing address:
1400 - 745 Thurlow Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5