Credential Request Process

The CSUDH Credential Process:

Complete the Credential Request Form (See Admissions + Matriculation)

  • Include with your Credential Request the items specified in the checklist corresponding to the credential type you are seeking. Transcripts from institutions other than CSUDH must be official, however, they do not have to be in a sealed envelope. Employment verification must have an original signature. Examinations and CPR documentation should be photocopied. For CPR, please provide a copy of the front and back of your valid certification card. Students should print the credential request and submit (via mail or in person) with the appropriate documentation to the SOE Student Services center bldg 5 room 510. Office hours Mon - Thurs 8-6pm and Fri 8-5pm.
  • CSUDH will accept credential applications only if they are complete with final sealed transcripts. The CSUDH Credential office will then verify all documentation, verify eligibility and recommend you for the credential. Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received. Depending upon volume, it might take several weeks before your file is processed. Note: If you have coursework in progress for a current semester, processing will be completed at the end of the semester after grades have been posted. If additional documentation is required you will be informed by mail.
  • Once the Credential Office has submitted the online recommendation, you will be emailed by CCTC to complete the Personal and Professional fitness, and payment portions of the process. After that task is completed, within two working days, CCTC will send you notice of receipt--certificate of eligibility (all correspondence will take place via email).
  • Within an additional two working days you will receive email confirmation that your credential has been granted, providing there are no extenuating circumstances. Confirmation will come from CCTC and may be taken to a school district for employment purposes.

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