Credential Program Completion Process
All credential program students must apply for credential review through the College of Education's Office of Student Services in order to be recommended to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for the credential. Students who are completing a Master’s degree in addition to a credential must also apply for graduation through the university.
For credential candidates other than those pursuing Internship Credentials, application materials for credential evaluation and recommendation should be submitted while the candidate is enrolled in the last semester of the credential program.
|Semester Completing Program||Credential Priority Deadline|
|*Note: If date above falls on a weekend or a holiday, then the application due date will be the following weekday.|
|Fall finishers||September 30*|
|Spring finishers||February 15*|
Credential requests are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests may be submitted after the above listed dates will be processed in the order they are received, but will not receive priority processing. Credential Analysts in the Office of Student Services review the application documents, verify eligibility, and submit recommendations for credentials using the online CCTC processing system. Credential requests submitted with coursework in progress will be partially processed, then held for the final review at the end of the semester. Credential recommendation will then be completed at the end of the semester when final grades have been posted and all components of the program have been met.
If additional information is required, certification staff will communicate by email and identify a date by which the additional information should be submitted. If the additional materials are not provided by the specified time, the application will be canceled. A subsequent credential request with required payment will need to be submitted.
How to Submit your Credential Request Form
Step 1: Complete credential request form
Step 2: Electronically sign form
Electronically sign your request and click on “Sign Form” to send in your request.
Step 3: Validate email address
To successfully send your request electronically to the Office of Student Services, you must validate your email address as the final step to confirm submission of your request.
Please check your email immediately after you click on “SIGN Form” and look for an email from [email protected] (Note: This email may be filtered to your junk or spam folder.)
Choose a Form:
If you need assistance, please contact the credential analyst responsible for your file.