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​Credential Application

California-Prepared Teachers

Upon completion of the credentialing program for a Preliminary Credential, you will receive notification of that approved program’s online recommendation and instructions for remaining steps and payment.
Upon completion of the credentialing Induction Program to Clear your credential, you will receive notification of that approved Induction program’s online recommendation and instructions for remaining steps and payment.
 

Child Development Permits 

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl797.pdf

Out-of-State- and Out-of-Country-Prepared Credential Holders

Out-of-state and out-of-country prepared credential holders must submit an application and required supporting materials directly to the CTC.  This may be done by mailing the entire packet to the CTC or beginning the process online and then mailing the requirements plus the cover sheet. 

Please review the pertinent leaflet and call the Credentials Analyst for clarification or help with submitting your packet at (415) 491-6686 or via email:  aridings@marinschools.org.  A Temporary County Certificate cannot be issued without assurance that the application was complete.

Multiple Subject  http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl561.pdf
Single Subject:  http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl560.pdf
Special Education:  http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl808.pdf
Administration Services http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl574.pdf

 

​Submitting by mail: ​Submitting online:
State of California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA
95811-4213
Checks and money orders for $100 should be made payable to Commission on Teacher Credentialing or CTC.
(updated 12/20/2016)

http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/online-services/default.html  

Scroll down to Proceed to the Online Application Process The processing fee is $102.50 with MasterCard or VISA. (updated 12/20/2016)

 

Additional Forms, Instructions, and Informational Leaflets are available on the CTC website: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets.html

You may review the status of your credential/permit at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/online-services/default.html

Requirements to Renew Online

Many documents, including all Clear Teaching and Service Credentials as well as Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permits and some Child Development Permits may only be renewed online.

CTC Links for California Educator Credentialing Examinations     

  • CA Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST)
  • CA Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET)
  • CA English Language Learner Authorization (CTEL)
  • CA Preliminary Administrative Credential Exam (CPAC

Other Resource Links for Credential Applicants