Applying for your Service or Specialist Credential

Fall 2023 Completers

If you have completed all credential requirements, please follow the steps listed below to be recommended for your document.

Step 1: Check that your grades and degree (if listed as "IP" on your credential evaluation) have posted.

Step 2: Once your grades and degree (if listed as "IP" on your credential evaluation) have posted, please complete the Request for Recommendation form.

Step 3: Application

  • A CSULB Credential Analyst will determine if your file is complete and will submit an online credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • Watch for a notification email from the CTC (donotreply @ ctc.ca.gov)
  • Follow the instructions in the email from the CTC directing you to complete your portion of the online application

Within approximately 10 days of you completing your portion of the online CTC application, the CTC will email you notification that your document has been granted and is available for viewing in your Educator Profile. Please review your credential carefully. Contact the Credential Center ASAP if your document is incorrect, or if you have any questions.

Previous Semester Completers

If you completed your credential program prior to Fall 2023, please email the Credential Center at CED-Credentials@csulb.edu.