California Occupational License

License Title:
    Teacher Credentials
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Licensing Agency:
     California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
     Certification Assignment and Waivers

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 1900 Capitol Ave
Sacramento,  CA  95811

     Phone Number: (916) 322-4974
     Fax Number: (916) 327-3166

     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
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
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 252012
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 252021
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 252022
Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 252023
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 252031
Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 252032
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School252052
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 252053
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 252054
Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 253011