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FAQ: What documents should I submit if I have a prior conviction?

What documents should I submit if I have a prior conviction?

If you have ever been convicted of a felony, misdemeanor, or pled guilty or nolo contendere, you must submit the following supporting documentation with your license application:
1) The conviction summary information provided by the State police.
2) Certified copies of court documents.
3) A letter from your probation officer, dated within 90 days, indicating your current probationary status.
4) Any police incident reports.
5) Employment history (resume).
6) A detailed description of the circumstances surrounding the conviction, the basis for the conviction, and the disposition of the conviction.
7) A signed and dated reference letter from your employing broker, on the company letterhead, indicating that the broker is aware of all convictions and is willing to hire you.
8) Two signed and dated character references from individuals who are not related to or residing with you.

The Real Estate Commission will use these supporting documents to review your case and determine if they will approve or deny your license application.

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How should I proceed if I have a prior conviction?

You may still obtain a Pennsylvania real estate salesperson's license if you have a prior conviction; however, you must disclose any past criminal activity with your license application, and submit the required documentation.

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

You must disclose any prior criminal activity to the Commission when it comes time to submit your license application. You must also include the required supporting documentation​ before the Commission will review your case.

What documents should I submit if I have a prior conviction?

​If you have ever been convicted of a crime, you must submit the following with your application: conviction summary, certified court documents, probation officer letter, police incident reports, resume, description of conviction, reference letter from employing broker, and two character reference letters.

Can the Commission pre-review my license application?

Unfortunately, the Pennsylvania Real Estate Commission does not pre-review applications to determine if you will qualify for a license based on past criminal activity.

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

​Yes, you can still obtain a PA real estate salesperson's license if you have a prior conviction. However, there is still a chance that your application may be delayed or denied by the Commission. You must submit the required documents along with your license application before the Commission will review your case.

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