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Qualification by Examination for Issuance of Credential   

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a) Every applicant who seeks to satisfy a credential, certificate, permit, or waiver requirement by examination must meet the passing score requirement(s) established by the Commission that were in effect at the time the examination was taken. A list of the adopted examinations and passing score requirements will be made available upon request to the Commission.

(b) For each examination score used to satisfy a requirement for the issuance of a credential, certificate, permit, or waiver, there can be no more than five years between (1) the date the score was earned and (2) the issuance date of the credential, certificate, permit, or waiver for which the examination score is used.

(c) For purposes of this section, the Video Performance Assessment of the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment, described in Education Code Section44283, is considered an examination.

(d) Once an examination score has been used to satisfy a California certification requirement, it may be used to satisfy a requirement of another certification document regardless of the five-year limit described in subsection (b) if the score satisfies the passing score requirement for the new document.

(e) The five-year limit described in subsection (b) shall not apply to scores on examinations used to 1) verify knowledge of the Constitution of the United States, as specified in Education Code Section44335; 2) grant credit by an institution of higher education; or 3) verify experience learning a second language required for the Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Certificate, as specified in Section 80015 of the Title 5 Regulations. The five-year limit on scores described in subsection (b) shall not apply to any examination that is exempt from this requirement by statute or regulation.

Authority cited:

Education Code 44225(q)

Reference:

Education Code 44225(d)

Education Code 44252

Education Code 44253.3

Education Code 44280

Education Code 44283

Education Code 44289

Education Code 44335

(Amended by Register 2000, No. 2)