Certificates of Rehabilitation

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.[3114]

  1. 3114

    Cal. Penal Code § 4852.01(c).

  1. What is a Certificate of Rehabilitation and how could it help me?

  2. Who can get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?

  3. Who cannot get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?

  4. What can’t a Certificate of Rehabilitation do for me?

  5. When can I get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?

  6. I’ve had a new conviction since my original offense? Can I still apply for a Certificate of Rehabilitation for the original offense?

  7. How do I get a Certificate of Rehabilitation?