Certificate of Clearance or Emergency Teaching Permit
Candidates must verify their personal and professional fitness for service in public schools through a state and federal review (basically… a background check). This clearance is granted through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Candidates must be granted ONE of the following prior to start of the Teacher Credential Program:
To apply for the Certificate of Clearance:
Download directions and form
Complete the Livescan fingerprinting
Apply online for the Certificate of Clearance
Step by step directions for completing this application available here.
For questions about this process, contact the CCTC directly at email@example.com
To apply for the Emergency Teaching permit:
Contact the San Diego County Office of Education for details on applying for this: 858-292-3581.
Pros and Cons:
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| Certificate of Clearance || Emergency Permit|
| Requires Live Scan fingerprinting and online application to apply|| Requires Live Scan fingerprinting and online application to apply|
| Valid for 5 years|| Must be renewed each year|
| Does NOT allow substitute teaching|| Allows you to substitute teach|
| Must be valid throughout our program and when you apply for your credential || Must be valid throughout our program and when you apply for your credential |
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