Licensing Question in Professional PA General Discussion Posted August 22, 2019 2 hours ago, rpackelly said: Depends on the questions the Board asks. I think about 50% ask about academic or professional probation, dismissals from school, etc. Almost everyone without a felony or drug/alcohol conviction eventually gets licensed but it generally adds a couple of months to the process. In California some are awarded an initial probationary license. If the questions have to be answered “yes” it is helpful to get an attorney to help draft your reply, advise what paperwork regarding the problem must or should be included, etc. Keep this on file because it will be needed subsequently for privileging, etc. Some states are more lenient. The last time I saw a Michigan license application it did not mention professional school probation, etc. Since this would not show up on a criminal background check, that would not be a problem. States like Florida and California have pretty extensive questionnaires. Just go to the Board site in your state and download the application. The lawyer will say, be rigorously truthful in answering the questions, but do not volunteer information that is not asked. He downloaded the application and they do ask about it for the state he is trying to get licensed in. he said he talked to an attorney that specializes in this stuff and said he shouldn't have a problem getting his license, it just may take some explaining. Thanks for the help!