CTE Credential

CTE Spring Equivalency Program Registration

COURSE BEGINS: February 15, 2022

DSC Career Technical Education Credential (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.  


Preliminary Credential

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  
⇒ I DO NOT hold a CA teaching credential


Clear 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.
The VCOE online program consists of three courses, Fall, Spring, and Summer. Program costs are currently $2,750. There is a $150 non-refundable program registration fee due at the time of registering. 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.

To receive email notification when future courses open, please complete the

 Request for Enrollment Notification form

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Call 805-437-1320 or email academicadvise@vcoe.org

If you have specific credentialing questions that our website, or the DSC department could not help with, please schedule a phone advisement with our Senior Academic Advisor, Diana Westbrook here: Calendly