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

Denial of license based on 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 Bus & P C §480(c).