Credential Center

The mission of the Credential Center is to support the learning and teaching community of the College of Education and affiliated programs, while providing licensing and professional assistance to our students.


  • Liaison between the credential applicant and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • University resource for credential requirements and licensing regulations
  • Review of credential and academic qualifications of candidates beginning student teaching and fieldwork assignments
  • Academic and licensing review of candidates requesting credential recommendation at completion of CTC approved credential program(s)
  • Program advisement, approval, and recommendation of second teaching credentials, added authorizations, subject matter authorizations, and supplementary authorizations
  • Advisement and licensing support for university interns, fifth-year credential candidates, out-of-state and out-of-country trained applicants
  • Determination of candidate eligibility, approval and recommendation of applications for credential document issue
  • Class presentations, student teaching application and licensing meetings, and special interest information workshops
  • Emergency Permit verification
  • Assistance for credential holders seeking renewal information
  • Data collection and reporting

Credential Center Succession Plan (PDF)

Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (closed 12-1pm).

If you would like to make an appointment with a credential analyst for credential licensing questions, please call the office at (562) 985-4109 or email at In your email, please include your phone number, CSULB student identification number (if known) and a brief description of your question.

For credential program questions, please speak to a program advisor. For more information about our CSULB credential programs, please see our Credential Programs page.

Upcoming closures:

  • June 19th
  • July 4th
  • July 5th-building closed for construction (staff working remotely)
  • September 2nd
  • November 11th
  • November 28th-29th
  • December 25th-January 1st

The Credential Center is located near the South Turn Around (off 7th Street) in the Ellis Education Building, Room 32 (EED-32). Limited short-term parking is available in the turn around, as well as Lot G15. Campus Map (Link)

Mailing Address:

CSULB, College of Education
Credential Center, EED-42
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-2201

Need to drop off credential items? The following options are available:

  • Door-slot located at EED-32 on the outside of EED facing the AS building
  • Mail items to the address listed above

For information regarding Professional Licensure and Certification please see the CSU's Accreditation and State Authorization page.