There are almost 100 occupations in California that require special licenses from the state or independent agencies. These licenses require a background check. Lawyers, teachers, contractors, dentists, real estate agents, drivers (taxi, Uber, Lyft), security guards, cosmetologists, and day-care workers are just a small fraction of the list. Getting your record cleaned up BEFORE you apply for your license is vital in making sure you get your license. Don’t let a conviction cost you your career!