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California Association of
Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors

Our inspectors will even follow you into the grave to make sure a funeral home delivers on its commitment. But mostly we keep an eye on the here and now.

Our licensing inspectors with the Department of Motor Vehicles make sure auto dealers, their sales force, and driving schools are properly certified and operating legally, and our investigators for the Bureau of Automotive Repair help keep California’s air clean by cracking down on fraudulent smog certifications. But CARII’s contribution to the environment doesn’t stop there.

Our marine terminal safety inspectors with the State Lands Commission make sure oil tankers and other freighters do not release toxic waste into California’s bays and rivers. They often will go where the Coast Guard and federal agencies fear to tread, in order to make sure a rickety ship doesn’t spew any hazardous material.

A home is the biggest purchase in many people’s lives. But this piece of the American dream can turn into a nightmare under the spell of shady contractors. Our sworn peace officers with the Contractors State License Board keep the heat on crooked developers by conducting stings and clamping the cuffs on unscrupulous home builders. And our specialists with the Structural Pest Control Board search out bad exterminators who fail to keep your home free of termites and other foundation-destroying insects.

CARII-member Bureau of Electronics & Appliance Repair inspectors work to ensure your household appliances do not engulf people in flames.

Everyone frequently uses either a barber, beautician, esthetician, nail salon, or electrolysis specialist, and our licensing examiners and inspectors for the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology are hard at work making sure these practitioners are properly trained and performing their jobs safely. Leaving a barber shop with lice or – even worse – an esthetician with a case of herpes from a re-used wax swab can have much longer consequences than a simple hair removal.

And while we will not literally follow you into the grave, our inspectors for the Cemetery and Funeral Bureau  are working to make sure loved ones are stored or buried properly and the funeral home is living up to its commitment and contract.

Thanks for taking the time to visit our web site and learn a little about us. A world of interesting and valuable information is at your fingertips.



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CARII Scholarships

CARII Awards $4,000 in Scholarships

June 2022

“The California Association of Regulatory Investigators and Inspectors is proud to once again present scholarships to four well-deserving applicants to help get through these trying times. As hard as it is to make ends meet these days, it felt good to be able to provide a little something to help.   It was nice to  meet these fine young men and women and their parents who  are our members and who give so much of themselves to our state.  The scholarship recipients are all very deserving and great students. We wish them all the best in their education and vocational goals.” – CARII President Tom Ineichen

In February 2022, the CARII Board of Directors met with most of the recipients to congratulate them on being awarded a CARII scholarship.  The recipients were extremely appreciative and thanked the CARII director for the consideration and assistance with their higher education.

CARII congratulates:

Ivana Wright   $2,000

Parent: Virna Valdevia-Wright

CSLB – San Bernardino

Ivana recently graduated with a BA in Liberal Studies with an impressive 3.368 GPA. Ivana is currently working towards her Masters and is hoping to graduate soon with a multiple subject credential. Ivana aspires to be a teacher.


Matthew Medina   $1000

Parent: Oran Medina

BAR – S. El Monte

Matthew is in his first year of college and is pursuing a career in nursing with the intent of becoming a registered nurse. Matthew was the class president at his high school for two years and was voted on to the executive board for his junior and senior years.


Anson Lau   $500

Parent: Kallie Fung

DMV – Oakland

Anson is a well-deserved repeat recipient of the CARII Educational Scholarship. Anson is studying robotics engineering. Anson’s career goals include wanting to help his community with mechatronic technologies. Anson has also participated in NASA’s Mission Concept Academy where he learned many skills applicable to his field of study.


Samantha Melin    $500

Parent: Mike Melin

CDFW, OSPR - Fairfield

Samantha is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles with an interest in the healthcare system. Samantha’s high school academic achievements were beyond impressive with a 4.0+ GPA. CARII wishes Samantha all the best in pursuing an interesting and meaningful career.





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