I am currently taking classes in Basic Real Estate Appraisal in Colorado. I have two friends who wish to become appraisers in the near future. They are concerned, however, that past mistakes may prevent them from becoming licensed (registered initially). One friend was convicted of shoplifting 20 years ago as a teen, but has been responsible and upstanding since. The other friend is a great person too, but used to "run" with the wrong crowd. He has a felony on his record (Receiving stolen goods I believe) approximately 6 years ago. He has worked for me in the past, and was an tremendous asset to my company. I know both these people well, and I believe that both would be terrific appraisers. I am trying to help them find out what is possible/allowed before they invest in training, etc... Do they need to call someone to ask whether they will be permitted to earn a license? If so, who should they call? Thank you for your time.