Statute requires that effective July 9, 2010, non-certificated individuals, prior to starting a paid or non-paid position working with pupils in a student activity program sponsored by a school district or county office of education must obtain fingerprint clearance through a criminal background check completed by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). One option to complete this clearance is to obtain an Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate (ASCC) from the Commission.

The ASCC provides no authorization to provide instruction or school services to pupils; its sole purpose is to provide verification that the holder has completed the professional fitness review before being placed in a position working with pupils in a student activity program. A pupil activity program may include, but is not limited to, scholastic programs, interscholastic programs, and extracurricular activities when sponsored by a school district or school booster club, including, but not limited to, cheer team, drill team, dance team, and marching band.

The ASCC is not limited to one employing agency but may be used in all California public school districts.

Note: The ASCC may not apply to every volunteer at a school site. There are specific exemptions for volunteer supervisors for breakfast, lunch, or nutritional periods and non-teaching volunteer aides, such as a parent volunteering in a classroom or on a field trip, or a community member providing non-instructional services. Questions regarding the need for this type of criminal background check should be addressed to the local employing agency. For more information, see Coded Correspondence 10-11.

Requirements for the ASCC

Individuals must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  1. Complete fingerprint processing by Live Scan using Form Form 41-LS on the Commission Website.
  2. Submit an application and processing fee for the ASCC electronically through the Commission's website using the CTC Online Web Application Process.

Period of Validity

The ASCC is valid for five years.

Visit the Commission website to submit a web application.

California Education Code Sections 45125.01 and 49024.

CL-891  September, 2015
Updated September 22, 2021