Credential Services

Clear, Professional, or Professional Clear Credentials and 30-Day Emergency Substitute Permits MUST be renewed on-line.
Please note, this process is not available for all credentials. Only Visa or MasterCard debit/credit card payments are accepted online.

Renew Your Credential On-Line

Guide to Renewing Your Credential On-Line

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please Call For An Appointment So That We Can Better Serve You!

Santa Cruz County Office Credential Department Services:

  • Register teaching and service credentials
  • Evaluate transcripts for California Certification
  • Process Child Development Permits
  • Advise out-of-state teachers regarding California Certification
  • Advise teachers regarding requirements for additional certification
  • Process new and renewal applications
  • Provide applications, Professional Growth Booklets, and available registration booklets for CBEST, CTEL, CSET/SSAT Subject Matter, PRAXIS, and RICA (see websites below).

California Credential Information Web Sites:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Website:
https://www.ctc.ca.gov/
Email address: credentials@ctc.ca.gov
The web site has credential information, downloadable credential applications, information leaflets, Professional Growth Booklets

Credential Testing Web Sites:

  • ALL BELOW EXAM INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH:
    www.ctcexams.nesinc.com
  • CBEST test
    1-916-928-4001
  • CSET & SSAT
    1-916-928-4003
  • CTEL test (CLAD/BCLAD authorization)
    1-916-928-4002
  • RICA
    1-916-928-4004