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California’s Licensing Boards

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is the top of the pile of 36 different professional licensing boards and regulatory groups.    Their control over the Board of Chiropractic Examiners has been extended by statute but is contested as it runs contrary to the initiative which established the chiropractic board.   This is a law enforcement agency and it has much broader powers than a typical police agency.   While the DCA is controlled by the Attorney General as an arm of law enforcement it also has public regulatory and supervisorial powers that make it a special and more powerful agency than a typical law enforcement agency.

Due process and other constitutional concerns apply to the broad activities of this law enforcement agency and the Horowitz License Protection lawyers are challenging some of the extended powers on constitutional grounds.

The DCA calls itself a service provider but what this really means is that through lawyers and staff sourced through the Attorney General’s office they exert control and influence over the internal workings of boards.  The DCA calls an educator but this is essentially a law enforcement outreach to consumers with little input from licensees.

Finally the DCA is the licensing entity behind the specific board that regulates your profession.  The DCA licenses more than 3.4 million professionals and has tremendous power over your right to work.  It does this through discipline, investigation and regulation.  It operates through licensing boards and bureaus.  Its police arm is the Division of Investigation.  The Division of Investigation has broad subpoena power and it investigates consumer complaints, complaints of competitors or self generated complaints  on issues under its jurisdiction. If violations are found, license holders can face discipline that may include probation, suspension or revocation of a license, fines and citations, letters of reprimand, cease and desist orders, or criminal charges.

To learn more about the board that regulates your specific profession, here is a list of DCA regulated boards.  Click on your board to go to its website.

California License Board Links

  • Accountancy, Board of
  • Acupuncture Board
  • Arbitration Certification Program
  • Architects Board, California
  • Athletic Commission of California
  • Automotive Repair, Bureau of
  • Barbering and Cosmetology, Board of
  • Behavioral Sciences, Board of
  • Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
  • Chiropractic Examiners, Board of
  • Contractors State License Board
  • Court Reporters Board
  • Dental Board of California
  • Dental Hygiene Board of California
  • Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, Board for Professional
  • Household Goods and Services, Bureau of (formerly Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation (BEARHFTI))
  • Landscape Architects Technical Committee
  • Medical Board of California
  • Naturopathic Medicine, California Board of
  • Occupational Therapy, California Board of
  • Optometry, Board of
  • Osteopathic Medical Board of California
  • Pharmacy, Board of
  • Physical Therapy Board of California
  • Physician Assistant Board
  • Podiatric Medical Board of California
  • Private Postsecondary Education, Bureau for
  • Private Postsecondary Education, Bureau for – Office of Student Assistance and Relief
  • Professional Fiduciaries Bureau
  • Psychology, Board of
  • Real Estate Appraisers, Bureau of
  • Registered Nursing, Board of
  • Respiratory Care Board
  • Security and Investigative Services, Bureau of
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
  • Structural Pest Control Board
  • Veterinary Medical Board
  • Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Board of

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