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How to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Screening

Students need to obtain a Police Clearance Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) for entry into clinical practice. You must apply though your local police region. Application instructions can be found online via your local police region’s website. Please use the links below to visit the Police Record Checks information webpage provided by your regional police.

Frequently Asked Questions

When completing the form, what do I put as my position being applied for?

You will be a Student Nurse.


When completing the form, am I considered a volunteer?


Yes. You are considered a volunteer because as a student nurse you will not be
 paid. Some regions offer reduced fees for volunteers. You can request a volunteer letter from the Clinical Practicum Office. We can be reached via phone at 416.491.5050 x.55314 or in person in Room GH1110 at King Campus. Remember to bring your Seneca OneCard.


When completing the form, who is the employer?

Seneca College is considered the employer.


In my region the employer needs to sign the form. Who do I get to sign it?


A representative of the Clinical Practicum Office can sign the form. We can be reached via phone at 416-491-5050 x.55314 or in person in Room GH1110 at King Campus. Remember to bring the form and your Seneca OneCard.


How long will it take for my Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police Check to be processed?


The processing time varies by region. During busy times, some regions take up to six months to process a form. Some regions strive for same-day service. You can visit your local police region’s website or headquarters for more specific information.


Which region should I go to?


A. As per RCMP policy all applicants must apply though their local police region.


I re-located to come to school. How do I update my address on my driver’s license?

A. Vsit the Service Ontario website for current instructions.


I received my completed VSS Police Check and I am clear. Now what?


Terrific. Keep a photocopy in a safe place and keep the original with your Clinical Preparedness Permit (CPP). You will need it when you attend your CPP clearance appointment and when you attend clinical placement.


I received, or know that I will receive a not-clear Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) police check. What do I do?


You must meet with your Clinical Co-ordinator as soon as possible for advisement.


I have more questions. What do I do?

If your questions were not answered here, please contact the Clinical Practicum Office. We can be reached via phone at 416.491.5050 x.55314 or in person in Room GH1110 at King Campus.