Step 1: Required for admission and registration
• English 12 or equivalent.
• Two character references from an employer, teacher or human service professional.
• Documentation of a minimum of 45 hours of satisfactory work or volunteer experience in a human service agency or agencies related to the training program within the last three years. (For example, pay stubs, letter of employment, memo's from employer. If work hour information is included in 2 reference letters, no documentation is needed.)
• Resume of work and/or volunteer experience.
Step 2: Required for practicum
Students who fail to submit any step 2 documentation will be prohibited from attending the practicum.
• Criminal Record Check: (including advanced vulnerable populations) under the Criminal Records Review Act and the Ministry of Justice process for educational institutions. Applicants should only initiate their criminal record check when instructed by Admissions. Please note: Any changes to your criminal record status or events occurring that will impact your criminal record must be reported in writing to the program Dean. Some events may impact your ability to attend clinical or practicum settings. The implications of failing to report changes, as a student, can result in program failure.
• Proof of current immunizations / vaccinations / TB skin test: Immunizations as outlined in the Practice Education Guidelines and recommended by the BC Centre for Disease Control (2009): diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella and influenza. Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
*Students who do not meet immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practicum subject to site’s policy