When you apply for a real estate sales agent license or real estate broker license, you have to affirm that you are qualified. As part of the application, you will have to answer these questions:

Real Estate Qualifying Questions:

  1. Have you ever held a real estate registration, license, or certification in any jurisdiction other than Utah?
  2. Have you ever had a license or registration of any kind in appraisal, mortgage, real estate, or any other occupation or profession, denied, restricted, suspended, placed on probation, or revoked?
  3. Have you ever resigned, surrendered, or allowed a professional registration, license, or certificate to expire, while under investigation or while action was pending against you by a government agency?
  4. Is any investigation or disciplinary action currently pending against you by any government agency?
  5. Are you currently charged with or under investigation for a felony or misdemeanor in any jurisdiction?
  6. Have you ever been convicted of, or pled guilty or no contest to, or entered a plea in abeyance or diversion agreement to, a felony or misdemeanor in any jurisdiction? Consult court records to determine the nature of any offenses, including traffic offenses which may be felonies or misdemeanors.
  7. Have you ever been on probation, or ordered to pay a fine or restitution or complete community service, in connection with any criminal offense or licensing action?
  8. Have you ever had a civil judgment entered against you based on fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit?
  9. Have you read and do you consent to the fingerprint notice of waiver?
  10. Are you under 18 years of age?
  11. Do you certify that you have a High School diploma or GED? As required by Utah state law, please enter your initials in the box below to indicate that you have received the preceding disclosures.

If you answer YES to any of questions 2 through 7, then you will have to provide details about your answer to show whether you are still qualified for a license, even after what had happened before. You can still get a license if you have criminal history, but they want to ensure that all license holders are going to treat their clients fairly and honestly. Criminal history isn’t a perfect measure, but it is measurable.

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