You can apply for a California credential through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). The CTC will issue a credential equivalent to your out-of-state credential. Assistance with the application is recommended through a Credentials Analyst in your hiring district or local County Office of Education.
The CBEST will be required within the first year of your credential issuance unless it is determined that you have completed an equivalent out-of-state exam. You will need to complete the requirements for an English Learner Authorization through a CTEL approved program or by passing the CTEL exam to clear your credential. Additional requirements will depend on your years of verified experience out-of-state.
For more information on obtaining a California credential based on an out‐of‐state credential, visit the CTC Website.
For assistance with your credential application, you may contact the Alameda County Office of Education credentials department at (510) 670‐4264 or you may contact Julie Twisselmann at Pleasanton Unified.