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Reasons for Denial of an Arizona Real Estate License

Those who are taking pre-licensure real estate classes are anticipating a new career in real estate.  Those who are taking continuing professional education classes are doing so in order to fulfill the requirements for renewing your license.


Criminal convictions, civil judgments, or disciplinary action involving any other professional licenses in Arizona or any other state may result in license denial.


You ought to review the following state laws, also known as Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.), which may pose problems during the review of an application for a new license or an application for renewal of an existing license.

  • A.R.S. § 32-2124(M) states that the Department shall not issue a license to a person who has been convicted of a felony offense and who is currently incarcerated for the conviction, paroled, or under community supervision and under the supervision of a parole or community supervision officer or who is on probation as a result of the conviction. (emphasis added)
  • A.R.S. § 32-2130(E) states that the Department shall not renew a license of a person who has been convicted of a felony offense and who is currently incarcerated for the conviction, paroled, or under community supervision and under the supervision of a parole or community supervision officer or who is on probation as a result of the conviction. (emphasis added)
  • A.R.S. § 32-2166 prohibits a licensee from conducting activities that require a license while the licensee is incarcerated. (emphasis added)
  • A.R.S. § 32-2153(B) sets out other substantiated misrepresentations, fraudulent conduct, and certain other transgressions, including the filing of a false application, which also may be cause for the Department to deny your application.

Commissioner's Rule R4-28-301.F requires every person holding a license to notify the Commissioner, in writing, of any change in information contained in her / his Arizona Real Estate License Original Application: Questions of Applicant & Certification of Answers.  That written notification is to be given within 10 days of each such occurrence.


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Rev.  10/09