I'm looking to start a career as a financial planner/advisor/broker whatever... and I already have my CA Insurance license. Back in 2001 I was convicted of a felony possession of a controlled substance. In the summer of 2004, I had this conviction reduced to a misdemeanor and expunged from my record. For my CA insurance license i had to disclose the information anyway because its a government association. I realize that I will have to disclose this information on my U-4 (after doing some research it appears as though they will find it form a fingerprint check, and no matter what it has to be disclosed). But I'm wondering if it will affect my chances of becoming registered, and also if it will be available for viewing on a brokercheck online? Anyone have any experience with this?