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Applying for your Service or Specialist Credential

Fall 2019 Completers

If you have completed all Service or Specialist Credential Program requirements, you are now ready to be recommended for your credential. Please complete the following steps:

Step 1:

  • Check that your Fall 2019 grades have posted
  • Check that your degree has posted (if applicable)

Step 2: Submit the following items to the Credential Center by February 21, 2020*. Items may be submitted by email to, fax (562) 985-7617 or in-person to EED-42.

Step 2: Application and Payment

  • A CSULB Credential Analyst will submit an online credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Watch for an email from the CTC (donotreply @ with notification that you have been recommended
  • Complete the online application (Professional Fitness Questions)
  • Pay for your credential

*After February 21, 2020 - Candidates that have not completed all credential requirements and/or submitted their Request for Recommendation will be made inactive. It will be the responsibility of the credential candidate to contact our office when all credential requirements have been completed. Note: a new Credential Evaluation and Service fee may apply.