What are the most common reasons that DCJS will deny a registration, license, or certification?

  • An individual with a criminal history involving a conviction for a felony or certain misdemeanors may be denied licensure, registration or certification.
  • Any person convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (lying, stealing, cheating); assault and battery; damage to real or personal property; controlled substances (drugs) or imitation controlled substances; prohibited sexual behavior; or firearms offenses or any felony may have their application denied.
  • Additionally, renewal applications may be denied if all renewal requirements are not met by the final reinstatement date.
  • Failure to meet registration/licensure/certification requirements as outlined in the regulations.