FLC Exams and Continuing Education

After you have submitted your application, you need to contact the closest DLSE District office to you to schedule the exam. See the list of DLSE offices below regarding where to schedule and take the exam.

Farm labor contractors (FLC) are required to take California’s farm labor contractor exam every two years. An FLC who has violated any law related to farm labor contracting must take the exam the year after the violation or at the request of the Labor Commissioner.

A copy of a valid driver’s license or other legal photo identification is required for each person taking the exam.

** If you need to retake the FLC exam before the expiration of an existing license, the application will not be approved even if you apply during the two-year period in which the exam is valid. **

If you fail the exam three times within a year, the application will be denied.

Where Can I Take the Exam?

Call any of the following DLSE offices to schedule an exam:

Bakersfield (661) 587-3060

El Centro (760) 353-0607

Fresno (559) 248-1893

Long Beach (562) 590-5048

Los Angeles (213) 897-5960

Oakland (510) 622-3273

Redding (530) 225-2655

Sacramento (916) 263-2841

Salinas (831) 676-2521

San Bernardino (909) 383-6394

San Diego (619) 767-2036

San Francisco (415) 703-4854

San Jose (408) 277-9651

Santa Ana (714) 558-4912

Santa Barbara (805) 568-1222

Santa Rosa (707) 576-2362

Stockton (209) 948-7747

Van Nuys (818) 901-5315

Study Materials

After your exam has been scheduled, you can prepare for it using this handy study guide:

After your exam has been scheduled, you can prepare for it using the handy study guide and the materials below:

Continuing Education

You must take at least nine hours of relevant education classes for each license period.

Information regarding the farm labor contractor continuing education requirements

Approved continuing education programs:


March 2021