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 are processed within 50 working days from the date we receive the application.
Login to your CTC Online Educator Account to monitor your application status. Please visit CTC Online - Your Educator Account to view detailed information under Check the Status.
I am moving to another state. Will that state accept my California credentials?
Do I have to be licensed to teach in California's public schools?
What is the fee for processing my credential?
My credential has expired. How do I renew it?
I renewed my credential online this morning. How long will it take for me to receive my document?
How can I get an error on my document corrected?
I don't know the name of the credential I want to apply for on the 41-4 application form. What should I do?
Can I access the fingerprint application forms on your website?
What is the processing time for fingerprints?
I would like the Commission to waive some of the course work required for my credential based upon training and experience that I have had. How do I do that?
The California university that I am attending is telling me that I must take four more courses for my clear credential but I feel that I have already completed everything for the credential. Can I apply directly to the Commission?
I am attempting to work in another state and they need the Commission to verify my CA credential. How do I get this verification?
The official record of an educator’s certification status can be located on the Commission’s website. The information presented on this secure website is the official record of the educator’s certification status and there is no corresponding physical document that can be considered official. The Commission no longer provides printed documents, confirmation of licensures or verification of licensures. The Commission cannot complete forms from any other agencies (e.g. Confirmation of Other State Educator License, Official Certification and Test Verification, Licensing Agency Confirmation of Licensure, etc.).
Verifying California Licensure
If an educator, employer, or credentialing agency needs to verify an educator’s certification status, it can be accessed on the Commission’s website. You may search for a credentialed educator using the Search for an Educator button on the homepage. Any questions may be directed to the Certification Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After an individual is queried, a red flag will display next to the Adverse and Commission Actions Indicator if there are any disciplinary actions for the individual. Further details can be found in the Adverse and Commission Actions tab, and questions regarding disciplinary actions can be directed to the Division of Professional Practices at DPPinfo@ctc.ca.gov.
Verifying Examination Scores
The Commission cannot verify exam scores. Only the original testing agency may provide official verification of passage of an exam and provide duplicate score reports. Please contact the testing agency if such verification is required.
How do I contact the Commission?
How do I change my name?
How do I change my address with your office?
You may submit changes to your personal information (except name changes) at any time when you login to your CTC Online Educator Account using the Educator Login button displayed in the upper right-hand column.