• Credential Information

    The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)  is the state agency that issues California credentials. 
    California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
    P.O. Box 944270
    Sacramento, CA 94244-2700
    Email: credentials@ctc.ca.gov 
    Forms, manuals, leaflets: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/materials.html
    Ordering Copies of a Credential

    The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) does not print or mail a physical document to credential or permit holders. If you need a physical copy of your credential or permit, you will need to print a copy from the CTC website. Print the copy that includes the document number, effective dates, and authorization codes. Basic directions are as follows:

    Go to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website-

    1. Enter - Social Security Number and Date of Birth
    2. Click on Document Number (one at a time if there is more than one credential or permit)
    3. Click and hold the left mouse key beginning at Educator Information
    4. Scroll to the bottom of the credential or permit
    5. Click the right mouse key and select PRINT
    Renewing a Credential
    Be sure to set your computer to allow pop-ups from this website
    1. Enter - Social Security Number and Date of Birth
    2. EDIT - your personal information if necessary and then click - SAVE
    3. Select - NEXT
    4. Set indicator to - YES next to the title of your credential or permit needing to be renewed. It should be highlighted in yellow
    5. Select - RENEW above the yellow highlighted area
    6. Read and answer each question before proceeding to payment
    7. Make payment with debit or credit card
    8. Print the confirmation of payment screen and retain in your files at least until the document has been granted
    9. Allow 10 - 15 business days for the new document to be granted
    Verification Process for Teachers in Special Settings
    The Verification Process for Teachers in Special Settings (VPSS) is an hours-based, professional development path to meeting the subject matter competence requirement of NCLB’s Highly Qualified Teacher Requirements (HQT).  The rigorous VPSS process relieves teachers in special settings (Secondary Sp Ed / Independent Study / Court & Community Schools / Alternative Education) from taking university coursework or the single subject CSET Exams to meet HQT’s subject matter competence requirement in each subject they teach.  

    The online registration process and other information regarding SDCOE’s VPSS Program can be found on SDCOE's website: http://www.sdcoe.net/hrt2/vpss/?loc=home