Criminal convictions and license applications – ALWAYS investigate before applying for licensing

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Denial of license based on a criminal conviction that has been expunged is now prohibited under the CA Business and Profession Code. Read further for additional details:

Effective January 1, 2015, AB 2396 amends existing law to prohibit boards and bureaus within the Department of Consumer Affairs (e.g., the Bureau of Real Estate) from denying a professional license based solely on a criminal conviction that has been expunged from the applicant’s record – so long as the applicant has DISCLOSED the prior criminal matter on the license application. See Business and Professions Code §480(c).

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