Foreign Transcript Evaluation

  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees* and other relevant documents prior to applying to the Los Angeles Unified School District. A detailed, course-by-course, foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet any credential requirement, even if the foreign course work has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

    Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the approved organizations listed below in order to be accepted by the Commission. These organizations are private enterprises who charge a fee for their services. Individuals seeking a foreign transcript evaluation must follow the procedures outlined by the organization providing the evaluation. In all instances, original, official documentation will be required when requesting the evaluation.

     

    *The bachelor's degree requirement for California certification refers to the equivalent of a four-year (or more) college-level program. Individuals who obtained a credential or teaching certificate in a jurisdiction outside of the United States should also submit a photocopy of that document to the evaluating agency.

     

    COMMISSION-APPROVED AGENCIES FOR FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION

    Academic & Professional International Evaluations, Inc. 
    P.O. Box 5787
    Los Alamitos, CA 90721-5787
    (562) 594-6498
    Web Site: http://www.apie.org

     

    It is very important that you provide complete and accurate information and follow the direction in their packet.

    Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute 
    P.O. Box 6908
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212
    (310) 275-3530
    (800) 234-1597
    Fax: (310) 275-3528
    Web site: www.acei1.com

     

    Request a comprehensive report. It is very important that you provide complete and accurate information and follow the direction in their packet.

    Academic & Credential Records, Evaluation & Verification Services (ACREVS) 
    1776 Clear Lake Avenue
    Milpitas, California 95035-7014
    (866) 583-4834 Toll Free
    (408) 719-0015 
    Email: info@acrevs.com
    Website: http://www.acrevs.com

     

    American Education Research Corporation 
    P.O. Box 996
    West Covina, CA 91793-0996
    (626) 339-4404
    Fax: (626) 339-9081
    Website: http://www.aerc-eval.com

     

    It is very important that you provide complete and accurate information and follow the direction in their packet.

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. 
    P.O. Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
    (414) 289-3400
    Fax: (414) 289-3411
    E-mail: eval@ece.org
    Website: http://www.ece.org

     

    Applications available from ECE or ECE's internet homepage.

    Educational Records Evaluation Service
    601 University Ave., Suite 127
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    (866) 411-3737
    (916) 921-0790
    Fax: (916) 921-0793
    E-mail: edu@eres.com
    Website: http://www.eres.com

     

    Please follow the instructions on ERES application and fee schedule, which are available by writing or calling ERES.

    Institute for International Credentials Evaluations at California State University, Fresno 
    5150 North Maple Avenue, M/S JA56
    At California State University, Fresno
    Fresno, CA 93740-8026
    (559) 278-7622
    Fax: (559) 278-7879
    Email: credeval@iicecsufresno.net
    Website: http://www.csufresno.edu/issp/home/index.shtml

     

    It is very important that you provide complete and accurate information to IICE and to follow the directions in their application packet.

    International Education Research Foundation, Inc. Credentials Evaluation Service 
    P.O. Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231-3665
    (310) 258-9451
    Fax: (310) 342-7086
    E-Mail: info@ierf.org
    Website: http://www.ierf.org

     

    Request a Detailed Report. On an IERF’s application, Section 2, please check the following:

    1. Professional Licensing/Certification. 
    Field: Teaching
    State: CA

    World Education Services (WES)
    P.O. Box 5087
    Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    Phone: (212) 966-6311
    Fax: (212) 739-6239
    Email: info@wes.org
    Website: http://www.wes.org

    AND

    WES - San Francisco Regional Office
    Phone: (415) 677-9378
    Fax: (415) 677-9333 
    Email: sf@wes.org

     

    When utilizing World Education Services, you must indicate on their application that the evaluation is for a California teaching credential or permit.
    PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION

    PURPOSE OF EVALUATION (Check appropriate boxes)

    Field: Teacher Education 
    State: California

     

    Additional Information

    All of the listed evaluation agencies offer rush services at an additional cost. Contact the agency for more 
    information on fees and other requirements for the evaluation.

    If you are seeking a credential to teach in the public schools of California, refer to the leaflets below for specific 
    requirements for teachers prepared outside of the United States.

    • Elementary Teaching (Multiple Subject Teaching Credential) (CL-871)
    • Secondary Teaching (Single Subject Teaching Credential) (CL-870)
    • Special Education Teaching (Education Specialist Instruction Teaching Credential) (CL-872)
    • Day-to-Day Substitute Teaching (Emergency 30-Day Substitute Teaching Permits) (CL-505P)
    • All Other Teaching – visit the Commission’s website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov