Below is information that addresses possible preparation program impacts as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis. The Commission is working closely with programs to continue to address impact issues for programs, candidates and LEAs. The Commission will continue to update information that impacts the field as it becomes available.

Preparation Programs Information

Webinars for Candidates who are not able to Participate in Supervised Clinical Practice due to COVID-19
The California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling (CAIS), in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education and with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Thompson Policy Institute on Disability at Chapman University, is offering a statewide webinar series. Each topic is presented at various depth levels for teacher candidates. Mentor teachers, university/college supervisors, and university/college faculty at Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and Institutions of Higher Education are also welcome to attend and participate. The webinars are designed for candidates in all preliminary teacher preparation programs—Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist candidates. Learn more at California Alliance for Inclusive Schooling.


Memorandum to California Credential Candidates on the Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Commission Chair Tine Sloan and Executive Director Mary Vixie Sandy
April 17, 2020


Program Flexibility and Responsibility
April 9, 2020


Use of Variable Term Waivers Due to Emergency Health and Safety Restrictions

April 6, 2020


Child Development Permit Applicants and COVID-19 Guidance and FAQs
April 1, 2020


Clinical Practice Field Experience
March 20, 2020

Clinical Practice and COVID-19 FAQ
April 13, 2020

Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) and COVID-19 Guidelines & FAQ
April 8, 2020


Administrator Performance Assessment (APA) and COVID-19 Guidelines & FAQ
April 10, 2020

Pupil Personnel Services Guidance and FAQ
March 25, 2020

Induction Program Guidance 
March 19, 2020

Commission Examinations
Information about all credential examinations (TPA, APA, CBEST, CSET, CPACE, CTEL, RICA, NES APK) is available on the Examinations main webpage.  Programs and candidates should note that, at this time, the Commission does not have the authority to waive any statutory examination requirement or any component part of any statutory examination requirement for the credential sought.
March 17, 2020

Accreditation Data System (ADS)
The due date for the creation of all Program Reports identifying how your programs are offered locally had been March 31, 2020. The date has been extended to May 15, 2020.  Please review the ADS Contact Information and make sure that the contact information is accurate as soon as you are able.
March 17, 2020

Preconditions: Green and Violet Institutions
Preconditions are due from the Green and Violet Institutions in 2020.  Due to COVID-19, the due date has been extended from March 31, 2020 to May 15, 2020.
March 16, 2020

Memorandum to Deans of Education, Directors of Teacher Education and Leaders of Educator Preparation Programs on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on Credential Candidates
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the anticipated impact of school and university closures on candidates enrolled in educator preparation programs. The Commission is particularly concerned about candidates’ ability to complete clinical practice and performance assessment requirements during this academic year, and is looking for ways to mitigate this situation.
March 12, 2020

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