Renew a Child Development Permit and Teaching Credential in CA
(not a California teacher, click here to find your state)
How do I renew a teaching credential in CA?
The Commission on Teacher Credentialing publishes online applications for education professionals in California.
Online post-baccalaureate credit courses through Humboldt University are listed on the California Department of Education’s Professional Learning Opportunities.
How do I renew a Child Development Permit in CA?
Child Development Permits are issued for five years. Permits can be renewed by verifying completion of 105 clock-hours of professional growth activities for all permit levels except the Associate Teacher Permit. 1 semester graduate credit = 15 clock hours.
Here is the Professional Growth Manual for the California Child Development Permit.
How do I renew an Associate Teacher Permit in CA?
Renewing an Associate Teacher Permit in California requires the completion of 15 semester units of course work toward the Child Development Teacher Permit.
How do I do upgrade a Preliminary/Level 1 teaching credential in CA?
If you earned your Preliminary Single Subject Credential, Level I Education Specialist Credential, or Multiple Subject Credential through out-of-state preparation, teachers can complete the professional level requirement by one of the following options:
- Earn a Master’s degree or equivalent units
- Completion of 150 clock hours of professional activities that meet the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. The 150 clock hours of activities may be satisfied by staff development, attending workshops, college course work, or other activities related to the standards.
What state requirements does a teacher in California need to meet for a salary increase?
Renew a Teaching License semester hour courses through Cal Poly Humboldt, a regionally accredited university in California, have been used to meet state requirements for salary increases for teachers in California.
All graduate credit classes are self-paced and teachers get an official transcript.
How do I get free clock hours for teachers in California?
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How do I contact the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing?
Contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95811-4213
Disclaimer: Please ensure the courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what the state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of September 15th, 2023 to meet the current and best information available. Please note that state licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is the responsibility of each teacher to know about their state certification requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewal of licenses, licensing and certificate renewal and expired certification. Professional Learning Board does not guarantee acceptance by your school, district or licensing authority.