Credential Information

Renew On-Line at: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (click on this link) To avoid delay in pay, forward confirmation to Personnel Services, [email protected]
General requirements for each of the major document types are described below and in the renewal chart following. You may also click here for step by step instructions on how to renew your credential.
Preliminary Credentials:  
  • Preliminary Credentials, in most cases, must be cleared through a college/university, BTSA/Induction Program, or District (for Preliminary credentials based on Out-of-State programs).  If you are not sure how to clear your Preliminary Credential, please call 562-868-8241 x. 2228 or e-mail [email protected]
Clear Credentials:
  • Professional clear credentials are the documents currently issued to individuals who have met all education and program requirements for the credential being issued. Five year renewal 
  • Renew on-line only  ( Please utilize Google Chrome or Firefox when accessing CTC.)
Life Credentials:
  • No renewal required

Document Type

 Renewal Requirements

Preliminary Credentials


Must be cleared through College/university, District/LACOE, or BTSA/Induction

Email [email protected] if you have questions
Clear Credential   
 Renew on-line at ( utilize Google Chrome or Firefox)

Life Credential