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How to Appeal My Professional License Denial

It can be frustrating to receive a denial letter from your California licensing board. After spending countless hours studying for exams and gathering material for your application, the last thing you want to receive is a statement of issues. Although this situation can feel overwhelming, it is not the end of the road for your dream career. With the help of an appeals lawyer, you can appeal your professional license denial and work to begin your career. 

Causes of Denial

Your professional license application can be denied for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re applying for your BVNPT license, real estate license, or another frontline position, the most common reason for a denial is a criminal conviction. Unfortunately, past mistakes can follow you throughout your career no matter which board you are applying to. It’s imperative to disclose convictions, especially those that could be related to your job duties.

Other common reasons your professional license application could be denied include:

  • Disciplinary action received from another licensing board within California or another state
  • Lying on your licensure application

Once you’ve received your denial letter, you have the right to appeal your denial within 60 days. This may require additional documentation or a formal administrative hearing. This is where an appeals attorney can help.

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Hiring an Appeal Attorney

An appeals lawyer is your best option for overcoming obstacles with obtaining your professional license. These attorneys have the experience of managing appeals with dozens of licensing boards including representing clients during hearings. If past convictions are the main reason your license has been denied, your professional license defense lawyer can help you seal your records or expunge outdated convictions altogether. This allows you to appeal your denial with proof that you will be an ideal member of the licensing board.

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Working with Unlock Legal

We understand how disheartening it can be to receive a denial letter from your California licensing board. With over two decades of experience, our team at Unlock Legal has helped hundreds of professionals appeal their denials and start their careers. Whether a mistake from your past is holding you back or your license was wrongfully denied, our team can help. We’ll manage your case from start to finish and ensure you get the best outcome possible.

Unlock Legal provides focused representation in criminal defense and defense for California licensed professionals. Contact Unlock Legal today or give us a call at 949-268-2857 to speak with a professional about your case and your unique needs. You’ll find we are compassionate, easy to talk to, and willing to help in any capacity we can.

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