California Occupational License

License Title:
    Technician's License
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Food and Agriculture
     Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services
     Milk and Dairy Food Safety Branch

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 1220 N Street
Sacramento,  CA  95814

     Phone Number: (916) 900-5008
     Fax Number: (916) 900-5337

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
Individuals who make bacterial determinations which are used as a basis for payment or determining values for payment purposes while working for milk processors, producer associations, and commercial laboratories.

Fees: Examination Application: $100; License Renewal: $100.

Examination Frequency: Upon request.

Exam Locations: At applicant's place of business.

Experience Requirement: By written, and oral & demonstration examination, the applicant must show proficiency to make bacterial determinations by using standard recognized procedures.

Average Time to Process Application: 60 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially, expires two years from the date of issue. License renewal fees must be received within 90 days of the license expiration date for renewals to be issued.

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: Persons desiring to obtain such license should study the American Public Health Association's, Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products.

Authority: California Food and Agricultural Code, Sections 35167, 35231 (c).
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 194011