California Business And Professions Code Section 7.5

A conviction within the meaning of this code means a plea orverdict of guilty or a conviction following a plea of nolocontendere. Any action which a board is permitted to take followingthe establishment of a conviction may be taken when the time forappeal has elapsed, or the judgment of conviction has been affirmedon appeal or when an order granting probation is made suspending theimposition of sentence, irrespective of a subsequent order under theprovisions of Section 1203.4 of the Penal Code. However, a board maynot deny a license to an applicant who is otherwise qualifiedpursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 480. Nothing in this section shall apply to the licensure of personspursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 6000) of Division 3.