Merced County Office of Education

Verification of Experience


​​Verification of Experience for Bridges to Leadership

Preliminary Administrative Services Program (PASC)

Experience (to Earn a Preliminary Credential)

Five years of successful, full-time experience in a public school, nonpublic school, or private school of equivalent status located​​ in California or another state, or a combination of experience earned in California and another state. This experience may be teaching, pupil personnel work, librarianship, health services, clinical or rehabilitative services, or a combination of teaching and school services equal to five years.

This verification of experience must be signed by the superintendent, assistant superintendent, director of personnel, or director of human resources. School or district personnel other than the applicant must verify all experience.

Candidates who do not yet possess required experience may be enrolled into the PASC program if they will complete the required experience while participating in the PASC program. A new verification of experience form will be required verifying at least five years of experience as indicated above before a recommendation for any document can be made.

This form is only to verify full-time employment. Full-time for this purpose is service for a minimum of four hours per day for at least three-fourths of the total days in the school year. Substitute or part-time service does not apply.

Please download and save the Verification PDF​ form to complete and submit with your online application.