• Hold a California Preliminary Designated Subjects Career Technical Education (CTE), Adult Education and/or Special Subjects Credential.
  • Employed in a teaching assignment. Assignments less than one semester (e.g., day-to-day substitute teaching) are not eligible teaching assignments. 
  • 2018-19 Non-refundable Registration Fee: $150: If your district/school has agreed to pay the registration fee, a coupon code would be provided to you by your district/school. If you are responsible for payment, you will be charged at the time you register for the program.


  • Register online on or before SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 through GoSignMeUp (GSMU), a secure websitehttps://ess.gosignmeup.com.
    • If you already have a GSMU account (note: you will have one if VCOE recommended you for your DSC credential after July 1, 2017)
      • Click HERE for written instructions (PDF format)
      • Click HERE for interactive video tutorial of instructions
    • If you do not have a GSMU account:
      • Click HERE for written instructions (PDF format)
      • Click HERE for interactive video tutorial of instructions --COMING SOON!
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: You will need the following information to complete the registration form:
    • Social security number and date of birth (required to verify and evaluate your credential with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our system is encrypted to secure your information.)
    • Name and email address of your school principal/head administrator
    • Credit/debit card for online payment of a non-refundable $150 program registration fee or coupon code from your district if they are covering this fee.
    • If you are responsible for payment of program costs, you will need to complete a Self Payers DSC Program Payment Form and submit it to academicadvise@vcoe.org

If you need further assistance or have any questions, please call (805) 437-1320 or email us at academicadvise@vcoe.org.