Background Check

MC3 Background Checks

Candidates for MC3 Certification agree to undergo a 5-year background check and to provide information to MC3 to facilitate completion of the background check. MC3 cannot certify individuals whose application verification or background check reveals any information indicating a conviction, guilty or nolo contendere plea, or final disposition on appeal, or a pending charge, of a felony or misdemeanor commonly understood to be a crime of moral turpitude within the last 5 years. Crimes of moral turpitude include, but are not limited to:

  • Any felony;
  • Any crime involving violence, injury, or harm or threat of violence, injury, or harm to a person;
  • Any crime involving harm to or exploitation of a minor, an elder, or a dependent adult;
  • Any crime of a sexual nature or classified as a sex offense, and crimes in which sexual relations is an element;
  • Any crime involving theft, misappropriation, fraud, or similar, including cybercrime or identity theft;
  • Any crime involving blackmail or extortion;
  • Any crime involving negligent, reckless, or impaired use of a motor vehicle;
  • Any crime involving weapons;
  • Any crime involving possession, use, manufacture, sale, or distribution of a controlled substance;
  • Any crime involving destruction or damage to property; and
  • Any crime involving cruelty to animals.

MC3 also cannot certify individuals who, within the last 5 years, have been:

  • included on a sex offender registry,
  • disbarred or have disbarment proceedings pending from a mandatory bar association,
  • removed from other statutorily regulated licensure, or
  • removed by an agency funded by the Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) or similar entity on the basis of malfeasance.

These restrictions do not apply to those candidates who become voluntarily inactive or if the revocation is administrative in nature, i.e. the result of the individual determining not to renew the license by not paying the required fees.