How do I know if a past conviction prevents me from getting a license?

Rather than waiting until you take the state exam, you can petition the Tennessee Real Estate Commission for a preliminary decision even before you complete your pre-license education. You will need to submit the Application for Decision Regarding Prior Criminal Conviction(s) and/or Disciplinary Sanctions(s), which can be downloaded. You will need to email this form, as well as all requested documentation, to the Commission at [email protected] for their review. You will be notified of their decision.