All students in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation who require a Security Clearance Check, for the purposes of the Professional Practicum, are personally responsible for contacting the appropriate police agency (Edmonton Police Services; RCMP; etc), completing their application form and paying the required fee (approximately $30). Depending upon the time of year, it may take a couple of weeks to a month (or longer) for security checks to be completed.
This process must be completed by the student prior to the commencement of the Professional Practicum. In some cases confirmation of acceptance of the student by the agency will be dependent upon the submission of a completed Security Check.
Under certain circumstances the student’s security check will be returned with a “NOT CLEAR”. If this is the case, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the police agency to have this resolved. There is no reason to panic, as in some cases the security check was not able to proceed because identification was unclear and further documentation is required.
If the “Not Clear” is a result of a previous criminal record, it is the responsibility of the student to inform the agency and provide whatever details he/she wishes to share. In some cases, the agency may accept the student regardless of the previous record, but in some cases the student’s placement may not proceed. The decision is up to the agency and the policies it has in place with which to deal with such matters. Students unplaced as a result may have to accept a placement that is not their first preference. The Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation will do its best to procure an appropriate placement for the student under those circumstances