California Occupational License

License Title:
    Repossession Agency Employee
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Bureau of Security and Investigative Services

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: PO Box 989002
West Sacramento,  CA  95798

     Phone Number: (916) 322-4000
     Fax Number: (916) 575-7290

     E-mail Address:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
A Repossessor Employee is an employee of a licensed repossession agency, who contracts with a legal owner to locate or recover personal property that has been sold under a security agreement

Be 18 or older.
Undergo a criminal history background check through the DOJ and the FBI.

Initial Application Fee - $75
CA Department of Justice (DOJ) Fingerprint Processing Fee - $32
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Fingerprint Processing Fee - $17
Re-registration Fee - $30

Repossession Agency Employees must submit a separate registration for each employer if employed by more than one employer (re-registration).

A temporary registration is issued allowing applicants to work as a Repossessor Employee for 120 days if they have not been convicted of a crime.

The initial license is valid for 1 year. Each renewal cycle extends the registration for an additional 2 years.

Average time to process an application is 30-45 days.

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Chapter 11
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Bill and Account Collectors 433011