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A career as a real estate agent can be rewarding personally and professionally. The field offers you the opportunity to constantly interact with new people, learn a variety of interpersonal and business skills, and to largely determine your own hours and income. The barriers to entering the field are also less than with other professions. Whether a new applicant, or an experienced agent, the Department of Licensing is most concerned with dishonest or unethical conduct. Like any career, success as a real estate agent requires hard work and perseverance, but also a passion for sales and an entrepreneurial drive.
Initial Application Requirements
Who/What Agency governs or oversees the profession?
- Department of Licensing
What are the background check requirements?
- Applicants are required to submit a fingerprint background check as well as renew their fingerprint checks every six years.
Are there any convictions that will automatically disqualify me?
- If a background check shows a conviction, DOL will review and investigate the record on a case-by-case basis. Factors they take into consideration:
- Type of crime
- Level of the convictions
- Relationship of the crime to the profession’s practices
- Length of time since conviction occurred
- Whether applicant already notified DOL of the conviction as required
Do Certificates of Restoration of Opportunity (CROPs) apply to the position?
- No, certificates of restoration of opportunity do not apply to the licensing of real estate brokers.