What You Should Know When Applying for a Real Estate License from the California Department of Real Estate

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The California Department of Real Estate (the DRE) is authorized to request background information from all applicants seeking the issuance of a license to practice real estate activity requiring a license in this state.

The information that is covered includes:

Whether the applicant has used any other names – former, maiden, married or akas;

Whether the applicant has EVER been convicted on a felony or misdemeanor offense;

Whether there are any criminal charges pending, or whether the applicant is awaiting judgment and sentencing at the time the application;

Whether the applicant has EVER been denied a business or professional license or had a business or professional license suspended, restricted or revoked in California or another state;

Whether there are any actions pending against a business or professional license at the time of application to the DRE;

Whether the applicant has EVER been required to register as a sex offender;

Whether the applicant has EVER been ordered to cease, desist and/or refrain from doing acts, or violating laws or regulations or cited for instances of unprofessional conduct in this state or any other state.