School of Education

Credential Services

As the liaison between CSU, Chico credential candidates and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), Credential Services assists credential candidates with the final step in obtaining a California credential.

Contact Us

Credential Analyst

Rachelle Sousa
Tehama 209
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Phone: 530-898-6455

E-mail: credentials@csuchico.edu

Mailing Address*
California State University, Chico
Credential Services - THMA 209
Chico, CA 95929-0480

*Documents may be dropped off at Tehama 209 or placed in the drop-box in front of Tehama 209.

Applying for a California Credential

When you begin the final phase of your credential program, Credential Services will assist you through the California credential application process.

Credential Services is the liaison between CSU, Chico credential candidates (you) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Credential Services assists you with the final step in obtaining a California Credential. Credential Services will be recommending you for a credential to CTC. You must complete the Credential Request for Recommendation form and submit by email to credentials@csuchico.edu(opens in new window).

Administrative Services Credential Request for Recommendation Process/Application (PDF)

Request for Recommendation form for Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Education Specialist  (PDF)

Request for Recommendation form for Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Speech Language Pathology and Adaptive P.E.  (PDF)

Certificate of Clearance / Live Scan

The Certificate of Clearance is for individuals seeking clearance for entry into a public school setting (observation, field experience, or student teaching). The Certificate of Clearance is verification that you have completed the Commission on Teacher Credentialing fingerprint process (also called Live Scan). You will need to pay for your fingerprints to be processed by the police department AND you will pay CTC for the Certificate of Clearance.

Certificate of Clearance Instructions and Live Scan Form (PDF)

Supplementary and Subject Matter Authorizations

Added Authorizations

Finding a Teaching Position

Career Center (located in Student Services Center 270) provides job-search and self-managed employment file services to credential candidates and alumni.

Applying for a Teaching Position

Most employers utilize EdJoin(opens in new window) for posting their job openings. We encourage you to use our tutorial (PDF) to help you navigate this website correctly so that your EdJoin profile accurately displays your information.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)

CTC(opens in new window) is the state agency that is responsible for ensuring that those who educate the children of California are academically and professionally prepared. Visit this site for information regarding CTC services, credentialing laws and regulations, and state requirements for obtaining and renewing a California credential.