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Do Your Professionals Have a Clean Record?

Did you know you could check to see if a license is valid on the California Department of Consumer Affair’s (DCA) database? DCA has a new license search feature for nearly all of DCA’s boards and bureaus in one convenient location at

DCA administers more than 3.5 million licenses in 250 license types.

Nearly all license types – including accountants, barbers, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, pest control applicators, pharmacists, physical and mental health professionals, security service people, and veterinarians – will be represented in the license search.

Consumers will be able to quickly determine if a license is current, expired, or subject to disciplinary actions like probation or revocation. Consumers will also be able to see supporting documentation that accompanies disciplinary actions, such as administrative actions, court judgements, reprimands, and more.

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Richard Pon CPA, CFP