Investigation and Enforcement Unit

The Division of Investigation’s Investigation and Enforcement Unit (IEU) field offices provide sworn law enforcement investigative services for the various regulatory boards, bureaus, programs, committees, and commissions within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). IEU has eight field offices located in Southern California, Northern California, the Bay Area, and the Central Valley. See the Office Locations page on this blogsite for more information.

Investigation and Enforcement Unit investigators conduct investigations for the following DCA boards and bureaus:


  • Board of Accountancy
  • Acupuncture Board
  • Architects Board
  • Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
  • Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Board of Chiropractic Examiners
  • Contractors State License Board
  • Court Reporters Board
  • Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Board of Optometry
  • Osteopathic Medical Board
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy Board
  • Board of Psychology
  • Board of Registered Nursing
  • Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists
  • Respiratory Care Board
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board
  • Structural Pest Control Board
  • Veterinary Medical Board
  • Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians

Bureaus, Committees, and Commissions

  • California Athletic Commission
  • Bureau of Automotive Repair
  • Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
  • Bureau of Home Goods and Services (formerly Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation)
  • Landscape Architects Technical Committee
  • Naturopathic Medicine Committee
  • Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
  • Professional Fiduciaries Bureau
  • Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers
  • Bureau of Security and Investigative Services