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GENERAL QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A DESIGNATED SUBJECTS TEACHING CREDENTIAL PACKET?
IN WHAT ORDER DO I TAKE THE COURSEWORK AND HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT EACH COURSE COVERS?
I LOST MY CREDENTIAL. HOW DO I GET A DUPLICATE COPY?
HOW DO I CHANGE MY NAME?
HOW DO I CHANGE MY ADDRESS WITH CTC AND YOUR OFFICE?
WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ON NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND (NCLB) IN CALIFORNIA?
I AM MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE. WILL THAT STATE ACCEPT MY CALIFORNIA CREDENTIALS?
DO I HAVE TO BE LICENSED TO TEACH IN CALIFORNIA'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS?

ADULT EDUCATION

HOW DO I CALCULATE THE REQUIREMENT TO MEET THE THREE YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION DIRECTLY RELATED TO EACH GENERAL SUBJECT TO BE NAMED ON THE ADULT EDUCATION CREDENTIAL?
HOW DO I OBTAIN AN APPLICATION PACKET FOR THE DESIGNATED SUBJECTS ADULT EDUCATION OR CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL?
HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE DESIGNATED SUBJECTS ADULT EDUCATION OR CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL?
WHAT IS THE PROCESS AFTER I HAVE MAILED IN MY APPLICATION PACKET FOR THE DESIGNATED SUBJECTS ADULT EDUCATION OR CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL?
HOW CAN I EXPEDITE THE REVIEW OF MY APPLICATION PACKET IF I ALREADY HAVE A TEACHING JOB OFFER PENDING?
HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED THAT THE COMMISSION ON TEACHER CREDENTIALING (CTC) HAS RECEIVED MY CREDENTIAL APPLICATION?

CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

HOW DO I CALCULATE COURSE WORK TO MEET THE 1000 HOURS REQUIRED FOR THE FULL-TIME CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION CREDENTIAL?

U.S. CONSTITUTION EXAM

DO I NEED THE U.S. CONSTITUTION TEST TO QUALIFY FOR MY CREDENTIAL?
HOW OFTEN IS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION EXAM OFFERED?
IF I FAIL THE EXAM, DO I HAVE TO PAY TO TAKE IT OVER AGAIN?
HOW LONG DOES THE EXAM TAKE?