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 Certificate of Clearance Instructions
- Complete the Livescan fingerprinting
- Apply online for the Certificate of Clearance
View step-by-step directions for completing this application.
For questions about this process, contact the CCTC directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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