California Occupational License

License Title:
    Occupational Participants in Horse Racing License
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     California Horse Racing Board

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 1010 Hurley Way, Suite 300
Sacramento,  CA  95825

     Phone Number: (916) 263-6000
     Fax Number: (916) 263-6042

     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
All occupations directly connected with racing, such as owner, trainer, driver, jockey, jockey agent, racing official, association officer or director, veterinarian, pari-mutuel employee, valet, horseshoer, exercise rider, groom, stable employee, association employee, etc.

Fees: Application: none; Examination: depends on license classification; License: $15 to $300 depending on license classification ( for more detail information, please visit CHRB Web site and link to "Listing of Occupational Licenses and Fees").

Examination Frequency: Varies by type of license.

Exam Locations: At track where live racing is in progress.

Experience Requirement: Experience and training levels set in California Code of Regulations, Title 4, Div. 4.

Average Time to Process Application: 1 hour.

Renewal Period: 3-year period expiring in birth month for all classes except grooms and stable employees which are 1-year period expiring December 31.

Special License Requirements: Veterinarians also must be licensed by the Veterinary Examiners Board.

Comments: N/A

Authority: California Code of Regulations, Title 4, Division 4, Section 1481; Business and Professions Code, Sections 19480 and 19510.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Animal Trainers 392011