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Career Technical Education Teaching Credential

Documents​​​​ For Preliminary Credential Candidates​​​​​​

Step 1: Print and review Checklist for CTE Applications

Step 2: Complete and Collect:

  • CCTC Preliminary Application.doc

  • SDCOE Preliminary Program Application

  • Verification of LiveScan Fingerprinting — (First time applicants only) Click here To Make and appointment at SDCOE site. If you are employed in San Diego County, you will also need to be fingerprinted for the Clearinghouse. Please print two copies of Clearinghouse Fingerprint Form.pdf and bring with you.

  • Temporary County Certificate Application — Only for teachers at public school districts; contact your employer to obtain the correct form for your county of employment

    (NOTICE: Effective January 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 1918 will require a Certificate of Clearance on file at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing prior to activation of any Temporary County Certificates (TCC). Applicants for the 30 day Substitute Permit will not need to apply for the Certificate of Clearance as the Permit is typically granted quickly and does not need a Temporary County Certificate.

    To apply for a Certificate of Clearance, applicants must complete LiveScan fingerprinting (41-LS and Clearinghouse) and then apply online at the Commission of Teachers Credentialing website. The fee for this document is $52.50. Once the Certificate of Clearance is granted, the applicant may apply for their regular credential/permit through our office and claim a $50 fee credit by submitting a copy of the Certificate of Clearance).

  • Intent and Acknowledgement Form

  • $100.00 cashier's check or money order payable to the California Commission on Teachers Credentialing

  • High School Diploma or equivalent verification

  • Three years (3,000 hours) of work experience needed with at least one year of hands-on experience and recency of one year in the last five years, or two years within the last 10 years

Employment Verification Options:

Step 3: Turn in all documentation to your employer's Human Resources Credential Technician. They will send the packet to our Credentials Office for processing.