Chapter 1. Credentials Issued Under The Teacher Preparation and Licensing Law of 1970. Article 2. Credential Types, Authorizations, and Requirements. Certificate of Clearance.
A Certificate of Clearance is a document, issued by the Commission, which verifies that the holder meets personal qualifications necessary to obtain a regular California teaching or services credential. Each candidate for an initial credential shall, prior to admission to student teaching under any professional preparation program approved by the Commission, obtain a Certificate of Clearance. No less than 60 working days prior to admission to student teaching, the candidate shall submit the following materials to the Commission:
(a) A completed application via the online application system.
(b) One-half of the credential issuance/reissuance or renewal fee specified in Section 80487(a)(1) unless otherwise established by law. The fee shall apply toward the initial credential.
(c) Verification of completion of livescan.
The Certificate of Clearance shall be issued for a period of five years when the Commission has verified that the candidate meets personal qualifications necessary to obtain a regular California teaching or services credential.
Education Code 44225(b)
Education Code 44320(d)
Education Code 44350
(Amended by Register 2012, No. 17.)