Oath of Office

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State law requires members of boards in the Department of Consumer Affairs to take an oath of office as provided in the California Constitution and the Government Code.

Board members cannot begin their service or perform any official functions without first taking the oath of office.

Unless otherwise provided, the oath may be taken before any officer authorized to administer oaths. The oath, certified by the officer administering the oath, must then be filed with the Secretary of State.

Board members should contact the board's executive officer to arrange taking the oath of office.

The oath reads in part:

"I, ______, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which I am about to enter...."