License/Registration Status and History
Access the "Online License Verification" to verify the current status of a license/registration and to verify any past disciplinary action.
A license/registration may exist in any of the following statuses:
- The licensee/registrant is prohibited from operating. A licensee/registrant with a canceled license/registration may reapply as a new applicant and must meet the current requirements for approval.
- The license/registration is valid. The licensee/registrant can operate prior to the license/registration expiration date. Licenses/registrations in "Current" status may be subject to certain probationary terms and restrictions.
- A license/registration is delinquent if not renewed by its expiration date. A licensee/registrant may not operate until the license/registration is properly renewed.
- The Bureau has taken away the license/registration to operate. The former licensee/registrant no longer holds a license/registration with the Bureau as a result of disciplinary action.
- The licensee/registrant is prohibited from operating for a specified period of time.
While a status search is a good starting point to gain information about a licensee/registrant, it will not provide you with any underlying documents regarding that registrant. For example, a registration that appears as "current" in the Online License Verification may nevertheless be on probation. For this reason, the Bureau also posts certain documents regarding its registrants, if any such documents exist, online. You are strongly encouraged to view the links below which are organized by year. For older records or for any questions you may have, please contact the Bureau at the location listed below. The Bureau posts the following types of documents online:
- An Accusation is the charging document filed against a licensee/registrant alleging violation(s) of the Bureau’s Act. The charges listed in the Accusation are what the Bureau will attempt to prove at hearing. Accusations may or may not result in discipline against a licensee/registrant.
- In some cases, an Accusation results in discipline against the licensee/registrant. The Disciplinary Order sets forth the discipline taken. Discipline may include revocation, suspension, or probation.
- A Statement of Issues is the charging document filed against an applicant to deny licensure/registration due to alleged violation(s) of the Bureau's Act.
- Citations are not considered discipline, and are an alternative way to address minor violations and unlicensed practice. A citation with no fine is also known as an Order of Abatement. A citation that includes a fine is called a Cite and Fine Order.
You may contact the Bureau at:
Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair,
Home Furnishing and Thermal Insulation
Attention: Enforcement Unit
4244 South Market Court, Suite D
Sacramento, CA 95834
To facilitate a response to your request, please include the full name and registration number of the registrant.