Public Information – Licensee Lists Overview

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) provides information to the public regarding over 150 professional license types issued through the DCA Boards/Bureaus/Committees/Programs (hereafter referred to as "Agencies") in accordance with the Information Practices Act, Civil Code § 1798.61, and Business and Professions Code § 161.

The DCA Public Information Unit produces DCA license files for a fee.

The Standard Files, the Masterfile include the following information related to current renewable licenses: license type, original issue date, expiration date, licensee name, licensee address, and Agency code.

For additional information related to Government Entities requesting license information, please see our Government Entities page.

Standard Files provide license information on single Agencies, while the Masterfile provides license information on all agencies within DCA.

To determine which Agencies are included in the Masterfile, you may refer to the Masterfile Request Form.

To order license information, click on the Public Information Request Form.

Important: Please print all needed informational documents prior to request form completion. The request form is viewable and fillable using Adobe Reader and can only be saved if Adobe Acrobat is installed on your computer.

Disclaimer:
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has a 5 business day return policy. If there is a problem with the data you received, you must contact DCA at (916) 574-8150, within 5 business days. If DCA is not contacted within 5 business days, this will indicate the data has been received as requested.

For license counts and other inquiries, contact the Public Information Unit via email at PublicInformation@dca.ca.gov or via telephone at (916) 574-8080.

*License data is updated by the Agencies daily and cannot be altered by the Public Information Unit.

Board, Bureau, and Committee data documentation

The following fields are automatically included and self-documented for all agencies in the public sales files:

  • County name
  • License type
  • License status

Consumers purchasing the Master file will receive two CDs, one for Legacy agencies and another for Breeze agencies, in order to account for DCA's transition from a Legacy computer system to the new Breeze licensing system. Eventually all agencies will be on the Breeze system.

Data fields for both Legacy and Breeze system, and standard and master data files, are named identically

Public Information Record Layout

Report Field
Name
Header Description
Agency Name Agency Name Board/Bureau/Committee/Program
License Type Name License Type Name of License issued
Specialty Code Specialty Code Identifies licensee's specialty in their field
License number License Number  
Individual or Organization Indicator Indiv/Org Indicates if licensee is an Organization or Individual
Organization/Last Name ORG/Last Name  
First Name First Name  
Middle Name Middle Name  
Suffix Suffix Jr., Sr., Esq
Concatenated First line of address Address Line 1 Public Address of Record 1st Line
Concatenated Second line of address Address Line 2 Public Address of Record 2nd Line
City name City  
County Name County  
State State  
Zip code Zip  
Country Country  
Original issue date Original Issue Date Date the license was originally issued by Board
Expiration date Expiration Date Date license expires
School code School Code No look up description
Year graduated Year graduated  
Degree code Degree Code No look up description
License Status License Status Description: Current, Delinquent and Inactive

The following agencies' data is not included in public sales files. They must be contacted directly.

California State Athletic Commission
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2010
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 263-2195
Email: CSAC@dca.ca.gov

Contractors State License Board
Post Office Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 255-3975
Email: dataservices@dca.cslb.ca.gov

State of California Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind
1625 N. Market Boulevard, Suite S-202
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 574-7825
Email: guidedogboard@dca.ca.gov

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
Mailing Address:
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Physical Address (as of November 20, 2010):
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento California, 95833

Telephone Medical Advice Services Bureau
1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 574-7992
Email: TMAS@dca.ca.gov

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