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Application Questions

What is the processing time for Applications?

Online recommendations submitted through credential program sponsors are usually completed within 10 working days. Typically, all other applications, including those submitted using the Direct Web Application, are processed within 50 working days from the date we receive the application and supporting documentation.

I filed for renewal of my credential online and would like to know the status.

The average processing time for online renewals is 10 working days. Click here to check your application status online and calculate the approximate processing time. This information is updated weekly.

I submitted my application through another agency, such as a college or university or a county or school district office and would like to know the status.

You will need to check with that agency to determine how the application was submitted. If submitted by mail, applications are processed in the order they are received. If submitted online, the average processing time is 10 working days. Click here to check your application status, regardless how it was submitted. This information is updated weekly.

I mailed my application directly to CCTC and would like to know the status.

Applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Staff cannot search for pending applications or process applications out of order. If you are employed, please contact your employing agency concerning issues related to pay and issuance of your credential. Click here to check your application status. This information is updated weekly.


My application was returned to me for additional information. How long does it take for the Commission to review it again?

Per California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 80443, processing may take up to 50 business days to review a resubmitted application packet.




Updated August 27, 2012