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Certificate of Clearances

Effective Jan. 1, Assembly Bill 1918 requires a Certificate of Clearance on file at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing before activation of any Temporary County Certificates. 

To apply for a Certificate of Clearance, applicants must complete Live Scan fingerprinting (41-LS) and then apply online at the Commission of Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website. The fee for this document is $52.65. 

Once on the CTC website, follow these steps to apply for a Certificate of Clearance: 

1.    Select "Credentialing Information" and then "Educator Login."
2.    Login by entering your User ID and Password or Create a User ID and Password if you are a new user and follow the prompts.
3.    Select – OK and then NEXT.
4.    Edit your personal information if necessary and then click "Save."
5.    Under the section titled "Apply for a Certificate of Clearance or Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate," click "Create New."
6.    Select "Certificate of Clearance or Activity Supervisor Clearance Certificate" under the General Application Category.
7.    Select "Certificate of Clearance" under Document / Authorization Title.
8.    Select "Next", read the Professional Fitness Question data, and click "Next" again.
9.    Read and answer each question before proceeding to payment.
10.    Make payment with a debit or credit card.
11.    Print the confirmation of payment screen and retain it in your files at least until the document has been granted.
12.    Allow 10 to 15 business days for the Certificate of Clearance to be granted.
13.    Once it is granted, return to the CTC website to print out the document.

Applicants for the Child Development permit who are working in a non-public facility will not need to apply for the Certificate of Clearance as they do not need a Temporary County Certificate.