Choose the type of out-of-state general education teaching certification you hold for details on California's requirements. Note that you must hold a professional-level credential* from another state or U.S. territory to qualify for California teaching certification based on out-of-state preparation.
For information on additional types of California certification please visit the Commission's Credential Requirements page.
*Generally, documents with the following terminology do not meet the definition of a professional-level credential:
- Intern/Internship documents
- Apprentice documents
- Temporary/Non-renewable documents
- Documents with requirements to complete subject matter examinations
Updated November 23, 2021