The following individuals or organizations are considered "farm labor contractors":
Under the California labor Code, any person acting as a farm labor contractor (FLC) is required to be authorized and keep their license current. The Department of Labor Standards Enforcement of the Department of Industrial Relations issues licenses for Farm Labor Contractors. Visit the DLSE website for information and the online application process (also available as a printable form).
Membership in CFLCA will also help you navigate the industry and provide you with much needed resources and information.
NOTE: Applicants may need the following during the completion of the application. Click the above link for detailed information about the process.
Licenses must be renewed each year; online applications may begin renewal 90 days from the license expiration date. FLCs may request temporary extensions by submitting their renewal application, current WCI and bond, and pay applicable fees.
For general questions email FLC@dir.ca.gov. For questions specific to FLC exams and to confirm you are on the waiting list to take an exam email FLCExams-Training@dir.ca.gov with the FLC license number (or that it is pending), complete entity name, email address, name of the person taking the exam, and if the exam will be taken in English or Spanish.