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Policy on Criminal Record Checks

A current criminal record check from an approved provider is required to be included with licence applications for first-time licence applicants, first-time broker licence applicants and any licensee reinstating after being unlicensed for more than 90 days. A current criminal record check is not older than six months. Applicants must use one of the following criminal record check providers.


The Commission has an account with MyBackCheck for applicants to obtain criminal record checks online for licensing applications. It is important for applicants to apply for their criminal record check through the Commission’s landing page to obtain a reduced rate of $33 plus tax. The regular rate is $55 plus tax. Criminal record checks applied for through the Commission’s landing page will automatically appear for review in the Commission’s account.

To start your criminal record check application with MyBackCheck, click here for the Commission's landing page.


The following agencies may or may not be providing criminal record checks at this time. The Commission is not responsible for any financial loss occurring from any provider.

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Halifax Regional Police (HRP)
  • Commissionaires
  • Amherst Police
  • Annapolis Royal Police
  • Bridgewater Police
  • Cape Breton Regional Police
  • Kentville Police
  • New Glasgow Police
  • Stellarton Police
  • Truro Police

See the linked page for the Commission’s Open Letter to Police Agencies which can be used when applying for a criminal record check.

Open Letter to Police Agencies For A Criminal Record Check.

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