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For lists of licensees, including lists by branch of licensure and location (such as county), contact the following office:
Department of Consumer Affairs
Public Information Unit

Public_Sales@dca.ca.gov
(916) 574-8150

License Status Definitions

Clear: The license is current and valid.

Cancelled: Any license that has been delinquent for five (5) years is automatically cancelled by the Board. This License is cancelled and no longer valid for practice in California.

Deceased: The licensee is deceased. This status is only assigned when a copy of the licensee's death certificate has been sent to the Board.

Delinquent: The expiration date has passed, and the license has not been renewed. Delinquent licenses may be renewed within five years. Delinquent licensees do not have the right to practice.

Denied: The license has been denied pursuant to Section 17520 of the Family Code. The licensee does not have the right to practice.

150 Day Temp Lic: The licensee has been issued a temporary 150-day license pursuant to Section 17520 of the Family Code. The licensee may still practice.

Retired: The licensee has been issued a retired license by the Board. The licensee may no longer practice.

Revoked: The license is terminated, and the right to practice is ended. Revocation is the result of a disciplinary action.

Suspended: The licensee is prohibited from practicing for a specific period of time. Suspension is the result of a disciplinary action.

Voluntary Surrender/Surrender of License: The license has been voluntarily returned to the Board, and the right to practice is ended. Voluntary surrender is usually as the result of a disciplinary action.