Structural Pest Control Board

Staff members of the Structural Pest Control Board (SPCB) license and regulate structural pest control businesses and professionals to ensure that licensees meet minimum qualifications and levels of competency to provide safe and effective services to the public. Major responsibilities include:

  • Developing rules and regulations for licensing, examination, training, and practice standards, and overseeing the administration of licensing exams.
  • Issuing licenses in three categories -- applicators, field representatives, and operators, and issuing registrations to principal offices and branch offices.
  • Reviewing consumer complaints about licensees and working to mediate solutions.
  • Investigating alleged violations of the Structural Pest Control Act or related laws and regulations, conducting records inspections, and filing disciplinary actions as required.
  • Conducting and evaluating research on structural pest control.

The board is comprised of seven members: three representatives from the structural pest control industry and four representatives from the public. Board members meet regularly to act on disciplinary cases, issue rules, and make policy governing the structural pest control industry .

  • Notice of solicitation of nominations to the SPCB - DPR is soliciting nominations for appointment to four board openings, two from industry and two from the public. Nominations will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The Governor's Reorganization Plan Number 2 of 2012 transferred the SPCB from DPR back to the Department of Consumer Affairs on July 1, 2013.

SPCB e-mail:
Web site:
Licensing - (916) 561-8704
Enforcement/complaints - (916) 561-8708
Administration - (916) 561-8700

For more information, contact:
Structural Pest Control Board
2005 Evergreen St., Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 561-8700