Effective July 1, 2013, pursuant to the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012, the 2013-14 budget information for the Board functions within the Structural Pest Control Board, and the 2013-14 information for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners are merging with this Department. 2011-12 and 2012-13 budget information for the Board functions within the Structural Pest Control Board are displayed in Organization Code 3930 within the Environmental Protection Agency. 2011-12 and 2012-13 budget information for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners is displayed in Organization Code 8500 within General Government. The Department of Consumer Affairs Regulatory Boards was previously displayed within the State and Consumer Services Agency.
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is responsible for promoting and protecting the interests of millions of California consumers by serving as a guardian and advocate for their health, safety, and economic well-being and by promoting legal and ethical standards of professional conduct. The Department helps to promote good business practices and to ensure that California's consumers receive quality services by establishing minimal competency standards for approximately 250 classifications involving approximately 3 million professionals. The Department is also an important advocate on consumer and business issues. In general, the DCA's Boards and Bureaus provide exams and licensing, enforcement, complaint mediation, and education for consumers.
There are currently 26 boards, a commission, and two committees under the broad authority of the DCA.
Additional information on the Department, and the various boards and bureaus, is available at www.dca.ca.gov.