Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis and does not list circumstances that would prevent licensure.
By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog
(March 10, 2016) Updated June 17, 2016 – Oregon grants real estate licenses on an individual basis. While some individuals may be denied licensure, the law does not list specific criminal offenses or other circumstances that would prevent a person from receiving a license. However, failure to disclose criminal, civil and administrative proceedings is grounds for denial of a license. If you have a criminal history, are a convicted felon, or have a legal history that indicates you are “less than trustworthy” we encourage you to contact the Oregon Real Estate Agency, Licensing Division at (503) 378-4170 before enrollment in our courses. However, agency staff may or may not tell you whether or not a specific circumstance would prohibit you from obtaining a license without completing the background check application process. Having a criminal or otherwise adverse history does not automatically prevent a person from getting a license. In these cases, your license application must be reviewed by the Agency, which will delay the process. The Agency will contact you if further information is necessary to complete the review.
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