Moral Character Determination
Request a Moral Character Determination
Before you apply for a license, you can request that the Commission determine whether your moral character meets TREC’s qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity.
Who should request a Moral Character Determination (MCD)?
If you have any criminal offenses, unpaid judgments, had discipline taken against a professional or occupational license, or have performed unlicensed activity you should considering requesting an MCD. The MCD process is significantly cheaper than paying for an application, examination, and education necessary to receive a license.
Helpful tips for requesting an MCD:
- Be sure to completely fill out the MCD Form.
- Fill out a Background History Form.Be sure to completely fill out the form and provide all of the required documents.
- Disclose everything.TREC’s determination is based only on the information provided with the request.We do not perform a full background check on MCDs. If you have a criminal background, you should disclose all misdemeanor and felonies even if they are old offenses.You should also disclose all criminal offenses where you were placed on parole, probation, or community supervision (also known as deferred adjudication) even if the case was later dismissed.
- Do not request an MCD if you do not have any criminal offenses, unpaid judgments, had discipline taken against a professional or occupational license, and have not performed unlicensed activity.
- Do not request an MCD at the same time you submit an application or if you have a pending application with TREC.