How Long Will It Take to Get My Revoked or Suspended Professional License Back?
If your professional license has been
suspended by your licensing board, the first question you’re
probably going to ask is when you can get your license back. When you work in a
field like medicine, real estate, or engineering, a professional license is
essential to keeping your job. Unlock Legal, an Orange County, California-based
professional license defense firm, can help
you petition to reinstate your license, but
depending on the industry you work in, the time it could take to start that
process ranges from one to three years.
Here’s a quick breakdown of how long you’ll
need to wait to petition for your license in four different fields:
a doctors or nurses license
In California, doctors and nurses have to
wait at least three years to petition to get their medical license back if it
was surrendered or revoked because of professional misconduct. If the doctor’s
or nurse’s license was surrendered or revoked because of a mental or physical
illness, they could file a petition to reinstate their license at least one
Doctors and nurses can’t petition to
reinstate their license if they’re under sentence for a crime, including if
they’re on probation or parole.
a real estate license
A real estate broker or salesperson can
petition to get their license back at least one year after it was revoked.
an engineering license
An engineer can petition to reinstate their
license at least three years after their license was revoked.
an insurance broker license
The California Department of Insurance does
not set a specific amount of time before insurance brokers can apply for a
reinstatement of their license. If an insurance broker reapplies for their
license within five years of it being revoked, however, the Department of
Insurance can deny the license without a hearing, and the five-year period
If your professional license has been revoked, and you’re anxious to restart your career, Unlock Legal wants to take some weight off your shoulders. We have experience successfully helping professionals petition to reinstate their licenses before a variety of agencies. Don’t let one mistake ruin your entire career. Call Unlock Legal today at 949-268-2857, or reach out to our team here, and we’ll help you unlock your license.
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