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Application Process

The following is the process for applying for a credential through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC):

  1. Candidate determines name of credential and any additional information that must be submitted along with the application. Refer to the Credential Application Required Documents (PDF).
  2. Candidate prints and completes the Credential Application Request Form (PDF) and submits the form and additional information to the School of Education credentialing office. A permanent email address must be supplied with the form.
  3. Program administrative assistant reviews the candidates program file for completion of credential requirements. If all requirements have not been met, the candidate will be notified.*
  4. Provided requirements have been met, credential analyst submits application information online to CTC to recommend candidate for a credential.
  5. CTC will notify the candidate via email with instructions to complete the CTC online application process.
  6. Candidate completes CTC online application process by providing requested information and submitting a $57 fee using a MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card.
  7. CCTC emails confirmation to the candidate that the recommendation, application, and fee have been received.
  8. CTC emails the candidate and credential analyst when credential document has been granted (within 10 working days of verification of receipt of recommendation and application). A copy of this email will be accepted by school districts as proof of credential.
  9. Credential can be viewed online at www.ctc.ca.gov 48 hours after it has been granted.

*Please note that the process from receipt of the request form to submission of recommendation may take two to eight weeks.

Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.