School Bus Ontario (SBO)
Criminal Background Check Service

Have you been convicted of a sexual offence AND received a pardon or record suspension?

Please Note:

  1. This is NOT a Vulnerable Sector Verification (VSV). This process is a criminal background check ONLY for Ministry of Transportation Class B and E licence purposes. Please contact your employer if you need to obtain VSV.

  2. Once you have received your criminal background check results for driver's licensing purposes, you will need to electronically share your results with the Ministry of Transportation and your employer. For more information regarding sharing of results, please click here. This link is available at any time through the SBO website.

  3. WARNING: When applying for a criminal background check via the SBO Criminal Background Check Service, the name entered must be an EXACT match to your name as it appears on your Drivers Licence. This includes all middle name(s). A failure to enter an exact match may result in the background check being rejected for school bus licencing purposes.

For help or questions on the completion of this background check process, please contact the mybackcheck/Sterling Backcheck team at 1-877-455-6730.

To begin, please click on the "Start my check" button below, register for an account and follow the on-screen prompts.

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