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Applying for your Service or Specialist Credential

Spring 2020 Completers

If you have completed all credential program requirements, please follow the steps listed below.

Credential Application

Step 1:

  • Check that your Spring 2020 grades have posted
  • Check that your degree has posted (if applicable)

Step 2: Once your grades and degree (if applicable) have posted, please email the following items to the Credential Center at

Step 3: Application and Payment

  • A CSULB Credential Analyst will determine if you file is complete and submit an online credential recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) within 10 business days
  • Watch for a notification email from the CTC (donotreply @ directing you to go online to complete the online application (Professional Fitness Questions) and
  • Pay for your credential