An extension may be requested only when a teacher has not completed all credential requirements by the preliminary credential expiration date, and has a valid reason for not doing so. Extensions are granted by the CTC on a case-by-case basis, and if granted, the credential will be extended for one year. For more information visit the CTC website.
To apply for an extension collect all application materials. Use the following guide as a checklist for your application packet. To print applications, click on the application name. All applications will be submitted to your district credential technician.
Credential Program Extension Request Application — Required of all applicants. Information can be typed directly onto this application and then printed, or you may print and fill it out by hand.
CTC Credential Application — Required of all applicants.
Temporary County Certificate Application — Only for teachers at public school districts. Contact your employer to obtain the correct form for your county of employment.
Personal Statement (letter) to the CTC requesting an extension, including the reason why you failed to complete the credential requirements.
$100.00 cashier's check or money order made payable to the CTC.
If at any time you have questions about this application process, please contact the credential technician at your employing school district. Apply early, as usual processing time is about 4 weeks after our office receives your application. We cannot expedite applications.