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  • Credentials, Contracts & Compliance Services



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    Credentials, Contract and Compliance Services is responsible for assisting teachers and support services personnel in the completion of contracting and processing requirements after they have been selected to fill various positions. This unit also ensures that every certificated employee has applied for and maintains the appropriate authorization (permit, certificate, credential, waiver, etc.) needed for his/her current assignment. In addition, this site has information regarding signing a first contract, renewing a contract and credential, changing contract and credential status and fingerprinting requirements.


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    Human Resources is pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2017, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) has approved amendments that will change the period of validity for examinations used toward obtaining a credential or other teaching or services authorization from the current 5 year validity period to 10 years.  California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) and California Teacher of English Learners (CTEL) examinations for certification passed after April 1, 2007 will now fall under the ten-year window of validity.

    For more details on the exceptions to the extension, the full CTC Coded Correspondence notifying Districts of the amendment can be accessed at

    Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Teacher Requirements
    Senate Bill 876 added additional requirements for TK teachers who began teaching students in this program after July I, 2015.  For more information on requirements pursuant to EC 48000(g), options to meet the new standard, the California Transitional Kindergarten stipend program, and LAUSD’s Transitional Kindergarten Implementation, please click on Transitional Kindergarten Teacher Requirements. 
    Fee Increase! Commission on Teacher Credentialing 2015-16 Budget
    On June 24th, the Governor signed the 2015-16 Budget Act, which included language increasing the Commission on Teacher Credentialing's application fee from $70 to $100. This fee increase will become effective on July 1, 2015 and applies to both new and renewed/reissued applications. 
    PER CTC -- January 2015 Statistic: Bilingual Teachers Prepared in California by Language: In 2009-10 more than 1,200 teachers earned a bilingual authorization. In 2012-13, the number of bilingual authorized teachers certified dropped to less than 900, a decline of 35 percent between 2009-10 and 2012-13.  Article Linked Here
    CTC Credit Card Convenience Fee: Effective March 7th, 2014 at 8pm PST, the Commission has increased the credit card convenience fee
    by $.50 from $2.00 per transaction to $2.50 per transaction. For more information, you can refer to the Fee Information Leaflet
    Proposed Amendments to Title 5 of CTC: CTC accepted the submission of proposed amendments, clean-ups, and more to 5 California
    Code of Regulations (CCR) 80037 until March 13th, 2014.  To see CTC other posts and important information/changes, visit CTC Announcements