Applications and Background Disclosure Information: What Must You Report When Applying for a Real Estate License?

Applicants seeking licensure as a California real estate salesperson or a real estate broker
are required to answer the four (4) background questions that appear below under penalty of perjury.
Many applicants fail to fully understand the scope of information that each question covers.

Others believe that if the background events in questions occurred more than 7 years ago the information is no longer relevant. This assumption is incorrect.

In either event the failure to accurately respond to the questions may lead to a denial of the application.

Q1: HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DENIED, SUSPENDED, RESTRICTED OR REVOKED BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE (INCLUDING REAL ESTATE), IN CALIFORNIA OR ANY OTHER STATE?

Q2: ARE THERE ANY LICENSE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS PENDING AGAINST A BUSINESS OR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE YOU HOLD AT THIS TIME?

Q3: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN REQUIRED TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 290 OF THE CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE OR ANY COMPARABLE LAW OF ANY STATE OR GOVERNMENTAL UNIT?

Q4: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ORDERED TO CEASE, DESIST AND/OR REFRAIN FROM DOING AN ACT(S), OR FROM VIOLATING A LAW, RULE OR REGULATION BY, OR CITED FOR A BREACH OF ETHICS OR UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, BY AN ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCY OR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION IN CALIFORNIA OR ANY OTHER STATE?

Additionally, if the applicant has a prior criminal history, it is imperative to have the history evaluated by an attorney to determine whether the record that exists needs to be expunged or addressed in any other way prior to pursuing the real estate license.

To schedule an evaluation meeting: call (310) 416-9800