CTE Credential

Registration is OPEN for Spring 2024 DSC-CTE Equivalency Clear Credential Program



DSC Career Technical Education (CTE) credential holders are authorized to teach specific academic and non-academic subjects in grades 12 and below in classes organized primarily for adults, in career technical, trade or vocational courses. 


Individuals first apply for a preliminary credential based mainly on their work experience aligned to an industry sector.  The preliminary credential is valid for 3 years. Choose one of the options below to begin the preliminary credential application process.

⇒ I currently hold a CA teaching credential  (Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist)
⇒ I DO NOT hold a CA teaching credential



During the 3 years of the preliminary credential, additional requirements must be completed to earn the final credential called a "clear". To satisfy the credential requirement, you must be employed in a CTE teaching position and complete a CTE program. Once a clear credential is earned, it includes an authorization to teach to English Learners, is valid for five years, and is renewable online through the CTC's website.

DSC Program for candidates without a CA Teaching Credential

DSC Program for candidates with a CA Teaching Credential

Interested in registering for the Spring 2024 Equivalency Program?

*Registration for 2023-24 Full Year DSC Credential Programs are closed

Click the Register Now button below:

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Fall 2024 DSC-CTE Clear Credential Program is open, 
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