Pre-Practicum Requirements

All pre-practicum requirements (STEPS 1-5) must be completed by the first day registration opens for the respective term.

STEP 1: Attend an information meeting.

All Spring 2017 meetings have been completed. Please stay tuned for upcoming meetings. 

STEP 2: Register with KOPS.

Note: You must have a UBC email address to register.  Don’t have a UBC email address?  Click here to get one.

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Once registered with KOPS, students can:

  • Browse placements
  • Update registration details
  • Schedule appointments with the Placement Coordinator
  • Check upcoming events and deadlines on calendar

You will be notified of registration approval via email.

 STEP 3: Submit the following to the HES School Assistant to be force-registered in HMKN 401:

  • CPR-C (valid for term of placement) – take a photo and email to HES School Assistant with subject line: Practicum CPR
  • UBC Student Accident Insurance – automatically sent to HES School Assistant upon purchase
  • Criminal Record Check (use access code YG53WDCF8T; credit card only) – automatically sent to HES School Assistant upon purchase
    • Takes 2-5 weeks to be processed.  Please plan ahead.  If you encounter any difficulties, please see the HES School Assistant.
    • Do NOT go to your local police station – use the online process.
    • Out-of-province students/placements, please contact the Placement Coordinator 
    • If you have had a CRC completed (and cleared to work with children and vulnerable adults) within 12 months of the course start date, please provide a copy to the HES School Assistant.

STEP 4: Browse existing placements via KOPS and select five of interest. You may also bring you own ideas/contacts as your interested placements.

STEP 5: Schedule a meeting with the Placement Coordinator via KOPS to discuss your placement before the term start date to be eligible for a practicum placement for that term. Note: Students should complete STEPS 1-4 before scheduling a meeting.