If you have been convicted of assault, fraud, chemical dependencies or are on probation when you enter the program, you should reconsider applying for the Psychiatric Technician Program. You cannot complete the clinical hours necessary for licensure with these types of convictions. All applicants will be required to pass a background check, which could include fingerprinting upon being accepted into the program. If you accept a position in the program and do have a record of conviction as listed above, you could be asked to leave the program.
If you have concerns about your background you can visit: http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/licensees/enforcement_faq.shtml