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Child Development Permits

California offers six levels of Child Development Permits, each with its own set of issuance requirements and each authorizing the holder to perform different levels of service in child development programs:

  • Child Development Assistant Permit
  • Child Development Associate Teacher Permit
  • Child Development Teacher Permit
  • Child Development Master Teacher Permit
  • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
  • Child Development Program Director Permit

Information for All Candidates


California Prepared Candidates

Requirements are the same for all candidates


Out-of-State Prepared Candidates

Requirements are the same for all candidates


Out-of-Country Prepared Candidates

Requirements are the same for all candidates, except that the course work and/or degrees posted to a foreign transcript must be evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation agency before the Commission can consider them for certification purposes.


Additional Resources

Updated June 7, 2011