Pre-Practicum Requirements

STEP 1: Attend one information session.

Next session: September (TBA)

STEP 2: Create a UBC email address. It will end with even though you are not an alumnus yet!  Click here to create email.

STEP 3: Register with KOPS

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Note: You must have a UBC email address to register.

Once registered with KOPS, students can:

      • Browse potential placement opportunities
      • Update registration details and profile information
      • Upload your resume
      • Upload your grades from SSC

You will be contacted by email once your application has been accepted.

STEP 4: Submit the following to the HES School Assistant:

1) CPR-C  – bring CPR card to ART 360 OR take a photo and email to with subject line: Practicum CPR Proof

* Must be current within 12 months of course start date.

2) UBC Student Accident Insurance – once purchased online, confirmation is automatically sent to the HES School Assistant

3) UBC Practicum CRC Application (credit card only) – automatically sent to HES School Assistant upon purchase.

    • This typically takes approximately 2-5 weeks to be processed…please plan ahead. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the HES School Assistant.
    • Do NOT go to your local police station – use the online process.
    • For out-of-province placements, please contact the Placement Coordinator
    • If you have had a Criminal Record Check 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 5: Have some ideas for practicum placements prior to your meeting with Rebecca, the Placement Coordinator. You may also bring new ideas for potential placements to the meeting.

STEP 6: Schedule a meeting with Rebecca via email to discuss your placement before the term start date.