Introduction to Credential Processing
Credential Processing provides services to credential candidates with the processing of the credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (C.T.C.) after the credential program and all requirements
have been successfully completed. Please refer to the Credentials section below for detailed information listed by credential type.
All applications and requests may be processed in person or by mail to Credential Processing (CE 102) or via the Palm Desert Campus (RG 203) to be forwarded to Credential Processing. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all original, official required documentation with the Application for Credential Recommendation.
Effective 9/12/17, COESS will only accept the following payment methods for CSUSB services rendered:
NOTE: All applications, instructions and request forms have been updated to reflect this change.
To view a list of scheduled campus closure dates for the academic year, refer to Academic Calendars.
Application for Credential Recommendation
The submission of the Application for Credential Recommendation initiates a program evaluation and credential recommendation by a Credential Analyst to C.T.C. for the credential issuance. The application may be submitted at the beginning of the last quarter of program course work and after all of the program requirements have been successfully completed. All applications, forms and instructions required for the credential recommendation are available for download via the links listed below by program type.
To view and/or print the applications and forms, Adobe Acrobat Reader must be installed on your system. Please note that all applications, forms and instructions are available in the lobby of the Jim and Judy Watson College of Education Student Services (CE 102) and Palm Desert Campus (PDC) Student Services Office (RG 203):
Request for Services
The submission of the Request for Approved Subject Matter Competency Evaluation initiates an evaluation by a department Authorized Evaluator (Art, English, Kinesiology and Mathematics only) of accredited college/university transcripts in order to determine the equivalency of a C.T.C. approved subject matter competency program in lieu of passage of the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). The CSUSB non-refundable processing fee is seventy-five dollars ($75). NOTE: Effective May 3, 2012, this evaluation is available only to bachelor degree graduates of the California State University system.
The submission of the Request for Pre-evaluation initiates a program evaluation conducted by a Credential Analyst to determine the status of the credential program and/or eligibility for the credential recommendation to be processed to C.T.C. There is no fee associated with this request although there will only be one Pre-evaluation conducted for each program type (refer to the REQUEST FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION VERIFICATION for details regarding obtaining an updated program evaluation. NOTE: A Request for Pre-evaluation may also be initiated by the program coordinator and e-mailed to the credential candidate via the CSUSB e-mail address prior to the last quarter of program course work.
The submission of the Request for Out-of-State Program Completion Verification initiates an evaluation by a Credential Analyst that officially verifies the successful completion of CSUSB's approved teacher preparation program and/or the issuance of the California credential to another state. The CSUSB non-refundable processing fee is ten dollars ($10). NOTE: The applicant is required to submit the official state form in order to process this request.
The submission of the Request for Program Completion Verification initiates an official program evaluation conducted by a Credential Analyst to determine the status of the credential program and may be used to verify the completion of the program coursework and/or requirements necessary for the credential recommendation. The CSUSB non-refundable processing fee is thirty-five dollars ($35).
The submission of the Request for Subject Matter Competency Completion/Four-Fifths Completion Letter initiates an evaluation by a Credential Analyst to determine if the applicant has fulfilled the subject matter competency program or four-fifths completion of a C.T.C. approved subject matter competency program or the equivalency. The CSUSB non-refundable processing fee is ten dollars ($10).