Laws and Rules Manual
The Laws and Rules Manual Pertaining to the Discipline of Professional Certificated Personnel is a collection of statutes, regulations and leading case citations governing the issuance, denial, revocation, suspension, and other invalidation of credentials for reasons related to identification, moral character, and inappropriate conduct for credential applicants and holders. This publication does not deal with other aspects of education, professional preparation, or licensing of educators. Those matters are governed by other statutes and regulations and should be researched separately.
California's Educator Discipline Process
A webinar, entitled California's Educator Discipline Process, provides a comprehensive overview of the laws and procedures applicable to the Commission and the Committee of Credentials when evaluating the professional fitness of educators in California.
Educator Discipline Workflow Graphic
Educator Discipline Workflow Graphic [PDF]
This graphic provides an overview of the discretionary discipline process including the work of the Committee of Credentials. This presentation [Video] provides an oral description (14 minutes) of the workflow graphic.
One year from the effective date the Commission has revoked an educator's credential, the educator may petition the Commission for reinstatement of the credential.