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
- click on search for an educator
- click on secured search and enter your SSN and date of birth
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:
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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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