Credential Information

Credential Renewal

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.
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 562-698-8121, ext: 1036 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 at  (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