professional licenses

California Professional Licenses

California has several different agencies that license professions or types of businesses.

California Department of Consumer Affairs

Most licensing of professionals in California is done by the California Department of Consumer Affairs.

To see what databases are available online, go to the:

License Lookup

The databases then can be searched by name to determine if someone has a professional license

Other California Licensing Agencies

For other licensed professionals, try:

CareerOneStop Licensed Occupations

At that page, select California and then pick a particular occupation. Then follow the links to the address for the website for the licensing agency for that occupation.