Certn API

Canadian Criminal Record Check

Standard Canadian Criminal Record Check (CRC)
A Standard Canadian CRC includes a search of the Canadian Police Information Centre (“CPIC”) database and locally held police information centers for criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted.
Enhanced Canadian Criminal Record Check (CRC)
An Enhanced Canadian CRC includes the results of a standard check, plus a search of the Police Information Portal (PIP).
Standard CRC
Enhanced CRC
Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC)
Police Information Portal (PIP)
Firearms Interest Police (FIP)
Niche RMS
Enhanced Canadian CRC PIP Search List
  • Conditional and absolute discharges which have not been removed from the Canadian Police Information Centre system
  • Probation information
  • Wanted person information
  • Accused person information
  • Peace bonds
  • Judicial orders
  • Warrants
  • Criminal charges that have been withdrawn
  • Dismissed or stayed of proceedings
  • Any negative contact with police


This check is available in Canada
and the US
This check is available for a quickscreen
Human Resources
Property Management
  • Quickscreen
  • Invite
Human Resources
Property Management
  • Quickscreen
  • Invite


Request flag

Include one of these flags in the body of your request:

Invite parameters

To invite an applicant to complete a screen, include this parameter in the body of your request:
  • email
Applicants must go through identity verification to complete a Canadian CRC or an Enhanced Canadian CRC. Make sure to add an Broken link or an Enhanced Identity Verification before sending your request.
See all available Application parameters

Quickscreen parameters

To complete a quickscreen, include these parameters in the body of your request:
You also need your applicant to provide a full conviction history. Share the details through these fields:
When requesting a quickscreen for a Canadian CRC or an Enhanced Canadian CRC, you need to provide us with your applicant's proof of identification.
Add an Enhanced Identity Verification to your request to insure its completion.
Make sure to obtain the proof of consent from your applicant before running the quickscreen.

Example request

The following example contains fields for an enhanced criminal record check.
Add an enhanced identity verification to your request before sending it.
"request_enhanced_criminal_record_check": true,
"email": "[email protected]",
"information": {
"first_name": "Andrew",
"last_name": "McLeod",
"date_of_birth": "1987-03-04",
"birth_city": "Victoria",
"birth_province_state": "BC",
"birth_country": "CA",
"gender": "M",
"phone_number": "250-555-5555",
"addresses": [{
"address": "4412 King Alfred Court",
"city": "Victoria",
"province_state": "BC",
"country": "CA",
"current": true
"convictions": [{
"offense": "332",
"date_of_sentence": "2000-01-01",
"court_location": "Victoria, BC, Canada",
"description": "Robbery; Theft over $200"
}, {
"offense": "348",
"date_of_sentence": "2000-01-01",
"court_location": "Victoria, BC, Canada",
"description": "Break, enter, and theft"
"rcmp_consent_given": true
"position_or_property_location": {
"address": "Tiffany & Co., 97 Greene St",
"city": "New York City",
"county": "New York",
"province_state": "NY",
"country": "US",
"postal_code": "10012",
"location_type": "Position Location"


Report field: rcmp_result

Test data

Send Canadian CRC requests with the following sets of data on our demo environment to retrieve our pre-filled reports.
Clear results
First name
Last name
Records found
First name
Last name


400 Bad Request

‌You may receive a 400 Bad Request if:‌
"request_enhanced_identity_verification": "This field is required."
"non_field_errors": "One of identity_verification or request_enhanced_identity_verification is required for criminal record checks."

How to fix this issue

Add the appropriate identity verification method before sending your request.
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