How long does it take to process a Record Check?

CRC and VSC processing may take 2-3 weeks, depending on the level of Record Check and the information found while searching.

A Certified Criminal Record Check may take anywhere between 2 weeks to 6 months to process, depending on the volume of applications received and the information found while searching. These Record Checks are not processed in house at the Cochrane RCMP; they are processed in Ottawa through the RCMP Canadian Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS).

If you need to contact CCRTIS for an update on your Certified Criminal Record Check Results, please email them directly at

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1. What is a Record Check?
2. Do I need both a VSC and a CRC?
3. Why can’t I just get a VSC?
4. I’m under 18 years old, can I get a Record Check?
5. How long does it take to process a Record Check?
6. Why do I have to provide a letter?
7. How long is my Record Check good for?
8. Why do some people have to pay for their checks and others don’t?
9. What information is released on a Record Check?
10. I have a record and receive a “Possible Match” result every time I apply. Is there a way to avoid having to pay for fingerprinting again?
11. I am a Canadian Citizen but I am not in Canada and I require a Record Check. What do I do?
12. Can I apply for a Record Check for someone else?
13. Is a Record Check Result an affirmation of good character?
14. I received a Record Suspension (Pardon), will that show up on my Results?
15. Is a CRC the same thing as a Police Information Check?
16. I don’t live in Cochrane, can I still get my Record Check done through the RCMP?
17. I live in Redwood Meadows and need a Record Check
18. What is a Child Intervention Check?