Information for the License:

Teacher Credentials

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Board or Council Name:  Certification Assignment and Waivers
Division Name:
Telephone:  (916) 322-4974
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
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Designated Subjects in Career Technical Education or Adult Education; Multiple Subject Teacher (elementary/self-contained classroom); Single Subject Teacher (secondary/departmentalized classroom); Specialist (early childhood, reading, bilingual/cross-cultural) requires basic Teaching Credential; Education Specialist (including teaching persons with mild/moderate and moderate/severe disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing, visual impairments, physical and health impairment and early childhood special education).

Fees: Credential Fee:  Effective 07/01/2015 $100.00

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Experience Requirement: Visit for information

Average Time to Process Application: First time application takes 50 business days; renewal by paper application takes approximately 50 business days; online renewal application takes approximately 10 business days.  Processing times may exceed these averages if additional fitness review is required.

Renewal Period: 5 years.

Special License Requirements: Visit for details.

Authority: Education Code, Section 44225