Obtain an Emergency 30 Day Substitute Permit
The Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permit authorizes the holder to serve as a day-to-day substitute teacher in any classroom, including preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-12 inclusive, or in classes organized primarily for adults. The holder may serve as a substitute for no more than 30 days for any one teacher during the school year, except in a special education classroom, where the holder may serve for no more than 20 days for any one teacher during the school year. This permit is valid for one year and is renewable.
Visit our Substitute Teaching page to learn how to obtain a substitute teaching permit.
Apply for a Certificate of Clearance
Assembly Bill 1918 requires a Certificate of Clearance on file at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing before activating any Temporary County Certificate. To apply for a Certificate of Clearance, applicants must complete Live Scan fingerprinting (41-LS and Clearinghouse) and then apply online at the Commission of Teacher Credentialing website.
Change Your Name
To update your name with the Commission, it is necessary to complete and submit form 41-NC along with all the requested documentation. Access the form online and submit it to our office or send it directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing at 1900 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811-4213.
Get a Copy of Your Credential
The CTC no longer prints nor mails a physical document to credential or permit holders. If you need a physical copy of your credential or permit, you must print a copy from the CTC website.
Renew a Credential/Permit Online
You can renew your document up to one year before the expiration date. Renewing early allows enough time for the document to be granted and downloaded to our payroll system.
Transfer an Out of State Teaching Credential to California
California has a two-tier credential structure. Learn more about the requirements to teach in California if you are an educator was has been trained in a different state or country. Contact Andi Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-536-2015 for more information.