California Teacher Reciprocity
Follow the steps below and begin teaching in California:
Preliminary Teaching Certification
Have a Bachelor's Degree or higher. Find University Teacher Preparation Programs Here.
Attach copy of current Out of State Teaching Credential.
Verification of Teaching Experience (look for form on link above).
Evidence of satisfactory performance evaluations.
Professional Clear Teaching Certification
Route 1: You do not have a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
- Pass CBEST during of year of Preliminary Certification.
Complete 150 hours of professional development requirements and submit form CL-820A. Find form Here.
- Complete all other application forms, 41-4 and 41-CIC
- Attach copy of LiveScan Form (41-LS)
Route 2: You do have a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
Attach a copy of your National Board Certification to your application (Form 41-4)
Attach complete Character and Identification Clearance Form (41-CIC)
Attach copy of Live Scan Form (41-LS)
P.O. Box 944270
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 94244-2700
If you have more Questions, Call (916)445-7254 or toll free at (888)921-2682
Learn about the requirements of another state by clicking on one of the state certification links to your left.
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