If it emerges from the investigation that you have no criminal record, the certificate will be issued. If you do, the authorities decide whether the offences in question are relevant to your application. Offences that would present difficulties for someone wanting a teaching job, for example, may not be relevant to an accountant. The screening profiles and assessments are laid down in policy rules. Applicants can estimate their prospects of obtaining a certificate in advance by consulting the screening profiles, as can employers in order to check what requirements they may impose on applicants.