A background investigation is conducted on all California Real Estate license applicants and disclosure of a conviction or failure to disclose a conviction may result
in a recommendation of denial of a license. If your application for a license is denied, your license fees will not be refunded.

Denial of a license may be recommended for the following reasons:

  • Failure to disclose pending criminal charges, criminal convictions, or disciplinary action taken against a business, professional license, certificate or permit by an agency in California, another state or by the Federal government.
  • Conviction of a felony and the felony is substantially related to the qualifications, functions and duties of a real estate licensee.
  • Conviction of a misdemeanor and the conviction is substantially related to the qualifications, functions and duties of a real estate licensee.
  • Administrative action taken against a business, professional license, certificate or permit by an agency in California, another state or by the Federal government.
  • A determination that the facts of a particular case warrant denial, such as the nature or severity of the act or the presence of aggravating factors.

Read the questions on the application carefully and answer truthfully and completely. Provide ALL information requested. The license applicant alone is responsible for disclosing accurate and complete information.