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?
- Name of Document Holder
- Document number or document title (example: Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential)
- An explanation of the error
- Name of requesting party if other than the credential holder
- Phone number and/or email address
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?
To verify a document held for an educator, the Commission offers an official “Confirmation of Licensure”. We cannot complete forms from other states. The Confirmation of Licensure form includes: educator’s name, last four digits of the social security number, date of birth, document(s) held by the educator, document number(s), authorization, and validity period. The Division of Professional Practices finalizes the form and signs the Confirmation of Licensure. The form is then mailed to the address listed on your educator profile in 2 to 4 weeks. Your information must be current in the Commission database for us to process a “Confirmation of Licensure” form. For detailed instructions on updating your address please visit the CTC Online – Your Educator Account page.
Once your address has been updated, please email email@example.com with “Confirmation of Licensure” in the subject line. The email should contain the following information:
- Your full legal name
- Your date of birth
- The document(s) you held with the Commission
The Commission can not verify exam scores. For exam score information, please visit the Get Results page.
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.
Please visit CTC Online - Your Educator Account for information on how to add or change change your personal information and email address.