The Commission is authorized to issue credentials to physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, and optometrists for service in public schools.  In addition, the Commission may issue Health Services Credentials to clinical psychologists and psychiatric social workers.  Please note that these credentials are for service in the mental health field and do not authorize the holder to perform the duties of a school counselor or school social worker.  The Commission does not issue Health Services Credentials in audiometry, occupational therapy, or physical therapy.

The following credentials authorize other health services:

Documents that are Currently Issued

Credential TitleDocument Code
Health Services: School Nurse Credential: Physician, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, or OptometristSC3

Documents that are No Longer Initially Issued

Credential TitleDocument Code
Standard Health Services: Any subject in which the applicant held a valid state license, certificate or registration allowing him or her to practice a health service in CaliforniaSSCB
General Health and Development: Physician, Psychiatrist, Oculist, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Optometrist, Otologist, Chiropodist, or School AudiometristGS2
Note, the General Health and Development Credential also authorizes the holder to serve as a supervisor of health in the authorized health field.
Updated August 09, 2022