I have a felony or misdemeanor on my record. Can I still become a real estate salesperson?

If you’ve been convicted of a crime, additional review time for processing your application will be necessary.

Applications are reviewed at commission meetings, and decisions are made to either grant a license, or preliminarily deny a license and provide the applicant with an opportunity to request an informal conference.

What to Include in your Application:

  • Conviction summary info provided by the State Police
  • Certified copies of court documents
  • Letter from the Probation Officer, dated within 90 days, indicating current status
  • Police incident reports
  • Employment history (resume)
  • Detailed description, in your own words, of the circumstances surrounding the conviction, and the disposition of the conviction.
  • Signed and dated reference letter on company letterhead from the employing broker indicating that they are aware of all conviction(s) and are willing to hire you.
  • Two signed and dated character references not related to or residing with you.

If you have additional questions about this process, please contact the Real Estate Commission.

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