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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:

  1. Download directions and form

  2. Complete the Livescan fingerprinting

  3. 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 credentials@ctc.ca.gov 

 

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: 

 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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