Consumer Affairs Board Member Information
The California Legislature has established 25 California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) regulatory boards and other additional programs and committees to protect public health and safety through licensing and oversight of various professions.
Board members collectively are the leaders of these licensing agencies. Board members make important decisions on agency policies and on disciplinary actions against professionals who violate state consumer protection laws. Board members approve regulations and help guide licensing, enforcement, public education and consumer protection activities.
Some board members are licensed professionals themselves, while many others are public members. The governor appoints many board members, but the Legislature makes appointments as well.
How to Apply for Membership in a Consumer Affairs Board
The first step to becoming a board, committee or advisory committee member is to submit an application to the office of the appropriate appointing official.
Following is contact information for the three primary appointing offices:
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Senate Rules Committee
State Capitol, Room 400
of the Assembly
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0046
Resources and Requirements for Members of Boards of the Department of Consumer Affairs
State law requires board members within the Department of Consumer Affairs to complete orientation and training in several important areas, including ethics, conflict of interest laws and sexual harassment prevention.
Board members can review the following topics for further information on several key requirements, along with related resources provided by the Department of Consumer Affairs:
- Ethics Orientation
- Conflict of Interest Regulations
- Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
- Board/Bureau Meeting Dates
- Board Member Orientation Training
- Oath of Office
- Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests
Each board may have unique procedures and requirements for its members. Board members can contact their executive officer and board staff for details and assistance.