Determine your Program Eligibility

Candidates to the Ventura County Education Specialist Induction Consortium (ESIC), must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a California Preliminary (or Level 1) Education Specialist credential.
  • Employed in a teaching assignment or have access to students that allow you to demonstrate skills required by program standards (subject to program approval). Assignments less than one semester (e.g., day-to-day substitute teaching) are not eligible teaching assignments. 
  • Pay a $150 non-refundable program registration fee.
  • Attend the required program orientation.
    • For Spring 2017 admission: Orientation is scheduled for January 17, 2017 at the Ventura COE Conference Center, 5100 Adolfo Road in Camarillo. Candidates should attend the Orientation with their assigned mentor.


Start the Application Process


Candidates apply to the program through a secured website called "Go Sign Me Up" (GSMU). Follow the instructions below to complete the application process:    

  1. Go to
  2. Under BROWSE COURSES, click the course titled "Year 1 Induction Program Application - Ed Specialist"
  3. Click the checkbox under "Prerequisite" to confirm that you have read, understand and agree to the program prerequisites and policies.
  4. Click REGISTER. This will add the course to your "cart".
  5. Click CHECKOUT (highlighted in green).
  7. Complete all required fields of the application. This will include:
    • submission of your social security number and date of birth for credential evaluation purposes. Our system is encrypted to secure your information.
    • online payment of the $150 non-refundable program registration fee. Note: if you are employed with a district/school that has agreed to cover this cost, you should not be prompted to pay the fee.
    • IMPORTANT: your ID must be in the format of: last name+first name initial+last 4 digits of your SSN (e.g., doej1234)
  8. Click AGREE AND CREATE LOGIN/SUBMIT APPLICATION. You will then return to the course to complete the checkout process and pay the registration fee.
  9. Be aware that admission to the program is pending evaluation of your application to determine program eligibility. You will receive email notification once the evaluation is complete.

If you have any questions, please contact an academic advisor at or (805) 437-1320.


Administrative Services Center
5189 Verdugo Way • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-383-1908

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Conference and Educational Services Center
5100 Adolfo Road • Camarillo, CA 93012
Phone: 805-383-1900 • Fax: 805-437-1305

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