Certificates of Rehabilitation
Am I eligible for a Certificate of rehabilitation if I am still on parole, probation, or PRCS?
NOT YET. BEFORE you can apply for a COR, you must have completed any term of probation, parole, or PRCS that was part of your sentence or a condition of your release.You will also have to complete a waiting period (which begins when you are released from custody) BEFORE you can apply for a COR. However, any time that you spend on parole, probation, or PRCS will count toward this period. For more information on when you can get a COR, see PG. 965.
A Certificate of Rehabilitation (COR) is another way to clean up your criminal record. Although it does NOT remove anything from your record, it can restore certain rights that you may have lost, and can help improve your chances of success when you’re applying for work, housing, and professional or occupational licenses.
IMPORTANT: If you have a felony or misdemeanor sex conviction that is eligible for expungement (meaning you were not sent to prison), by law you must expunge it first BEFORE you are elgibile for a COR.
Cal. Penal Code § 4852.01(c). ↑