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Credential Program Completion Process

Students completing a teaching/services credential program do not apply for graduation unless you are obtaining a masters degree in addition to your credential.  All credential program students must apply for credential review through the College of Education's Office of Student Services in order to be recommended to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) for their credential.

For credential candidates other than those pursuing Internship Credentials, application materials for evaluation and recommendation for your credentials should be submitted while you are enrolled in your last semester of coursework required to complete your credential program in order to assure timely processing. 


Semester Completing Program Credential Priority Deadline 
Fall Finishers  September 30 
Spring Finishers February 15
If date above falls on a weekend or a holiday, then the application due date will be the following weekday.

Credential requests are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests may be submitted after the above listed dates but will not receive priority processing. The Credential Office Analysts will check documents, verify eligibility, and submit recommendation for credentials using the online CCTC processing system. Credential requests submitted with coursework in progress will be partially processed, then held. Credential recommendation will then be completed at the end of the semester when final grades have been posted and all components of the program have been met. 

If additional information is required, certification staff will communicate by email and identify a date by which the additional information should be submitted. If the additional materials are not provided by the specified time, the application will be cancelled. A subsequent credential request with required payment will need to be submitted. 


Submit your Credential Request Form

Please note: To successfully send your credential request form electronically to the Office of Student Services, you must validate your email address as the final step to confirmation submission of your application. Please check your email immediately after you click on “SIGN Form” and look for an email from This email may be filtered to your junk or spam folder.

You may include any required items on the checklist, if not previously submitted to us. Additional documents/items not yet completed at the time you file can be submitted to us before the end of the semester.

If you need further assistance, please contact the credential analyst responsible for your file. 

Students with last names that begin with A - K 

Ann Nguyen

Students with last names that begin with L - Z 

Sylvia Hernandez  


Christie Pearson-Wohlwend