You may apply for a Criminal Record Check from the BC Ministry of Justice using the e-CRC process.  It is online, fast, centrally controlled, shareable with other registered organizations and does not require a physical presence at a Police or RCMP office.  The application is free for Rotarian and Rotary volunteers.  The response time is a function of the number of applicants in the system and can vary from 10 days to 3 weeks.
Before starting make sure you are comfortable providing the security information described in step 2 below. Also please obtain the  Rotary District 5040 unique access code by emailing
Steps to complete an online e-CRC:
  1. Go to the BC Justice system Criminal Record Check Home Page.  
  2. Carefully read the page of instructions to ensure you can proceed. For instance:
    • You must be a Canadian resident for two years,
    • have at least a six month credit history and have a current Canadian address.
    • The reasons for this is to ensure you are who you say you are. You are applying for an Electronic Indentity Verification. You will be asked security questions unique to your personal credit history. If your are uncomfortable with the format, you can apply in person for the same clearance at our local R.C.M.P. detachment. 
  3. After the instructions on the initial page, use our Rotary District 5040 unique access code which you received by emailing
  4. There are two rectangular buttons at the bottom of the page, one of which you have to chose to proceed. Click on the button on the left " Request a New Criminal Record Check"
  5. You will then be taken to our District file page "District 5040 International". Please read the instructions carefully and proceed as required. 
  6. After completing the application, you will be able to print off a summary of the application with a file #. If you are not able to print off the document for your records, record the file # to refer to if you want to follow up on your application.