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Probationary License

A probationary license is identical in appearance to an unrestricted license; the probationary notation, however, will be retained as a public record by BPOA and DOS.

A probationary license does not restrict where or how the licensee can practice.

The general terms of probation include some of the following:

  • Licensee must obey all laws of the United States, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its political subdivisions and all rules and regulations pertaining to the practice of the profession.
  • Licensee must notify the BPOA, in writing, within five days of the filing of any criminal charges against licensee.
  • The same requirement as above applies for disposition of any criminal charges (e.g., conviction, found guilty, guilty plea, nolo contendere plea, received probation without a verdict or accelerated rehabilitative disposition).
  • Licensee must notify the BPOA by telephone within 48 hours, and in writing within five days, of any change in home address, phone number, employment status, employer or practice.
  • A license can be placed on probation for any period of time, but generally the boards issue the probationary license for a period of 1 to 2 years or to run concurrently with any criminal probation or parole.