Becoming a repoman varies from state to state country to country. I will use a few states that i am very familiar with the licensing laws in order to give you a correct answer in regards to those states. Over the last several years the government has made it so much harder for small business to operate at all. They just keep adding on regulation after regulation and before you know it, it becomes sickening to know that you basically have to have a staff just to adhere to half of these ridiculous regulations. It really doesn’t matter what industry you are in for example the fast food industry now requires calorie counts on each item sold in public view, the anti small business health care laws that cause business people to seek loopholes in order to get around them ultimately affecting the middle class or the little guy and it goes on and on. Bottom line it is a way to bleed the small business guys to close and it works. It just wears them down more and more always favoring the big business and after several years of this it becomes tiring and begins to dig into the bottom lines and they realize its cheaper to stay closed. You can just smell the corruption from all angles nowadays.
Previous felons in Florida and California cannot get a repossession license. However, with this law again there are loopholes that are often used, for example a car dealership can have in house repossession agents that do not need to be licensed, well it was like this a few years ago and perhaps it has changed now but I doubt it. So many of these in house repossession guys were in fact felons that were unable to get licensed through the proper channels.
In Florida getting a repossession license requires a 2 year internship full time in order for the agent to have their own repossession license and open on their own if should choose to do so. A full background check is done on every applicant y the state and if there are any previous felony charges the license will be denied.