Credentials: Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be reminded to renew my credential?
Yes. Three to six months in advance you will be notified by personnel to renew online. You will then get one more reminder to renew.

How far in advance can I renew my credential?
You may renew your credential within one year of its expiration date.

Can I renew after an expiration date?
Yes, you can but you should not. You will not be paid for any time you worked without a credential. The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) does not backdate credentials.

How do I renew my credential?
Go to www.ctc.ca.gov and click on the box marked “online services for educators.” You may then enter your social security number and your date of birth. Review your personal information for accuracy. You can change information at that time. Click on the box marked “next” and find the credential you need to renew. Complete the questions, pay for the credential and print your receipt to complete the process.

How do I change my name with the District?
In order to change your name, please call C-VUSD’s personnel office for a name change packet. You will need to send a copy of your new social security card when you return the packet.

How do I change my name with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)?
In order to change your name with the CTC, go to the educator’s page on their website www.ctc.ca.gov and input your social security number and date of birth. The next page is where you can enter all needed changes such as name, address, email, and phone number.

Will the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) send me a copy of my credential?
No, the CTC does not send copies of credentials. You may go to their website for educators at www.ctc.ca.gov and print a copy.

Do I still need to provide the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) verification of professional growth requirements when renewing?
No, the only time the CTC requires professional growth documentation is if you are the holder of a Child Development Permit. Otherwise, the Commission will no longer be requesting verification of professional growth requirements (including clock hours and days of service) when renewing your teaching or services credentials.

For further questions please use the following link:
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/online-services/pdf/CTC-online-FAQ-public.pdf