California Code Regulations
A person must obtain an exhibitor permit to display live restricted wild animals as defined under § 2118 and corresponding regulations. An exhibitor permit can be obtained by a resident or a non-resident for commercial exhibition purposes. To qualify for an exhibitor permit the applicant must be 18 years old with 2 years' full-time experience caring for the restricted species. Specific caging requirements exist for exhibited captive wild animals.
Citation: 1CAL. CODE REGS. Tit. 14 §671.1(b), (2)2CAL.CODE REGS. Tit. 14§ 671.3
The annual license fee for licensed animal dealers (Class A or B) ranges from $30 to $750, depending on your annual dollar volume of business in regulated animals. (Class A licensees are breeders and deal only in animals they breed and raise. Class B licensees include brokers, bunchers, and operators of auction sales.) The annual license fee for licensed animal exhibitors (Class C) ranges from $30 to $300, depending on the number of regulated animals held. In addition to the annual license fee, an application fee of $10 must be paid with all yearly license applications.