This page reflects the work of the Professional Services Division (PSD) of the Commission and is primarily intended for Colleges and Universities, Districts and County Offices of Education, and Induction Programs that offer or seek to offer preparation programs for California educators.

The Professional Services Division of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing is responsible for:

  • the development of California's educator preparation standards for all credential areas
  • ensuring quality of preparation programs through accreditation activities
  • the development and administration of California's system of educator examinations
  • administration of California's state funded educator development programs

Information about these functions and responsibilities of the Commission can be found on this page. If you are a teacher or prospective teacher seeking information about credential programs, please see the "California Educator" or "Prospective California Educator" pages.

Updated February 23, 2017