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Applying for a License

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Please read the following:

Answer the background screening questions on your application truthfully and completely. You must read the background screening questions on the application carefully and answer truthfully and completely. Provide all the information being requested at the time you file your application to prevent delays. 

Failure to disclose disciplinary actions or crimes which occurred, can be considered an attempt to obtain a license by fraud or misrepresentation and could result in the DENIAL and/or DELAY in processing of your application. Regardless of any advice that may have been received from others, the license applicant is held responsible, under penalty of perjury, for disclosing accurate and complete information.

Carefully review your entire history and provide complete and accurate information. You must provide accurate, complete and detailed background information regarding:

  • Any disciplinary action taken against a business or professional license;
  • Any criminal convictions (except juvenile offenses) (This includes DUIs, reckless driving convictions, driving on a suspended license convictions, misdemeanors, felonies, military offenses, etc.); and
  • Any criminal charges pending at the time you submit your application.

When in doubt disclose. In the event you have one or more offenses to report, please make sure you disclose all convictions regardless of how long ago they occurred, or whether or not a conviction has been dismissed under California Penal Code Section 1203.4 or a similar statute. 

WARNING: The failure to disclose charges/convictions will cause substantial delays in the processing of your application and may result in denial of your license application. Failure to disclose all convictions is falsification of the application which was signed under penalty of perjury and is grounds for denial.

Keep in mind that due to the severity and nature of the criminal history in some instances, the license application can still be denied regardless of how well the applicant follows instructions in the application process in completing the background questions. 


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