Certificate of Clearance or Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit
Learn about the Certificate of Clearance or Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit for Preliminary Credential Admissions Requirements.
Candidates must verify their personal and professional fitness for service in public schools through a state and federal review (a background check). This clearance is granted through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).
Candidates must be granted either a Certificate of Clearance or an Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit prior to start of the Teacher Credential Program
How to Apply
There are 2 steps in applying for either of these clearances:
- Livescan fingerprinting
- Online Application with the CCTC (Certificate of Clearance) or in person application at the SDCOE (Emergency Permit)
Apply for the Certificate of Clearance:
For questions about this process, contact the CCTC directly at [email protected]
Apply for the Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit
Contact the San Diego County Office of Education for details: 858-292-3581.
Pros and Cons
|Certificate of Clearance||Emergency Permit|
|Bachelor's degree can be in progress||Must have earned a Bachelor's degree|
|Requires Live Scan fingerprinting (41-LS Fingerprint Form only) and online application to CCTC||Requires Live Scan fingerprinting (41-LS Fingerprint Form AND Fingerprint Clearinghouse) and online application to CCTC (handled at the San Diego County Office of Education)|
|Valid for 5 years||Must be renewed each year|
|Does NOT allow substitute teaching||Allows you to substitute teach|
|Must be valid throughout our program and when you apply for your credential||Must be valid throughout our program and when you apply for your credential|