Occupational License

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The Employment Development Department’s Labor Market Information Division routinely conducts occupational survey to determine which occupations require a license or certificate. In California, most licenses are issued by State of California agencies. All licensing information such as fees and requirements should be verified with the appropriate licensing agency.

California Occupational Guides and Occupation Profiles

The California Occupational Guides provide detailed information on California wages, job outlook, education, and licensing requirements for approximately 300 occupations. The Guides offer students and jobseekers occupational information to assist with making informed career choices.

  • Keyword Search
    Select this option if you know the occupation you are interested in researching.

  • Topic Search
    Select this option to narrow your focus, such as by alphabet, interests, education, most openings, fastest growth, and green.

  • Occupation Profiles
    The Occupation Profiles provide similar detailed information on California and local areas, but include more occupations. They offer a longer list of tasks and more of a job search focus.

Find Licensing Information for California

  • License Finder – Career-One-Stop
    Find information about licenses required for different occupations. You can search for an occupation or job title, a license name, or a state agency that oversees licensing.

  • Information for current License Holders
    The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) provides information to the public regarding over 150 professional license types issued through the DCA Boards/Bureaus/Committees/Programs

Online Licensing

Find a Training Provider

We maintain a comprehensive listing of training providers and the programs they offer. Select one of the options below to start your search:

Eligible Training Providers for WIOA Programs

  • Eligible Training Providers List
    A list of training providers who are eligible to receive WIA funding through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs). Includes locations, fees, programs, occupations, and apprenticeship programs.

  • America's Job Center of California SM
    Your local America's Job Center of California can help you identify potential sources for training.

Additional Resources