Applicants with Criminal History

ANY AND ALL CONVICTIONS OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES MUST BE DISCLOSED including a citation, misdemeanor and/or felony, etc. Convictions following a plea of nolo contendere MUST be disclosed. If your plea or verdict has been dismissed pursuant to Section 1203.4 of the California Penal Code and Section 2661 of the Business and Professions Code, you are required to disclose the conviction(s) on your application.

Serious traffic convictions such as reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, hit and run, evading a peace officer, failure to appear, driving while the license is suspended or revoked MUST be reported. This list is not all-inclusive. If in doubt as to if a conviction should be disclosed, it is better to disclose the conviction on the application.

Failure to submit proper documents of conviction(s) and/or disciplinary action(s) may delay processing of your application. Applicants with prior conviction(s) (citation, infraction, misdemeanor and/or felonies, etc.), must submit the following documents:

  • A descriptive written explanation, written by the applicant, of the circumstances surrounding the conviction or disciplinary action.
  • Certified copies of the arresting agency report. (If the arresting agency has purged documents, provide a letter from the arresting agency with explanation.)
  • Certified copies of the court documents to include the final disposition and order. (If the court has purged documents, provide a letter from the court with explanation.)
  • Copies of letters from substance related programs verifying successful completion or evidence of current participation of a personal recovery program (such as Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous) and other recovery support and relapse prevention groups.
  • Documentation of substance assessment discharge records, intake/exit interviews and summaries of counselors notes, or similar types of evaluations from the program you attended.
  • Compliance letters from probation officers.
  • Documentation of successful completion of any other court ordered programs.

In deciding whether you qualify for a license, the PTBC will consider the nature and the severity of the acts or crime; time that has elapsed since the commission of the act/crimes; the extent to which the applicant has complied with any terms or conditions of the probation imposed; and any other relevant evidence of rehabilitation.