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FAQ: Can I get my NY license if I have a prior conviction?

Can I get my NY license if I have a prior conviction?

It is possible to obtain your NYS real estate salesperson's license if you have a prior conviction.
However, you will not be eligible to receive a license if you have been convicted of the following crimes and have not received an executive pardon, a certificate of relief, or a certificate of good conduct:

  • a felony
  • a sex offense, or a sexually violent offense

Related Questions

When should I disclose any prior criminal activity to the DOS?

On your license application, you will have to tell the DOS if you have been convicted on a felony, if you have any pending charges, or if you have ever had a license revoked, suspended, or denied. You will also have to provide the required supporting documentation, which will allow the DOS to evaluate your case.

What past criminal activity must I disclose to the DOS?

​You must disclose the following criminal activity to the DOS as part of your license application: 1) If you have ever been convicted of a crime that is a misdemeanor or felony. 2) If you have any criminal charges (misdemeanor or felonies) pending. 3) If you ever had a license revoked, suspended, or denied.

Can I get my NY license if I have a prior conviction?

It is possible to obtain your NYS real estate salesperson's license if you have a prior conviction. However, you will not be eligible to receive a license if you have been convicted of the following crimes: a felony, a sex offense, or a sexually violent offense.

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