Open a Credential Center File

CSULB Credential Candidates must open a file with the College of Education Credential Center, a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing-approved program sponsor, prior to student teaching, fieldwork or their final semester.


Please go to the Teacher Preparation Advising Center for the appropriate forms and timelines.

Please read the appropriate information sheet for the authorization or credential you are completing and then complete steps 1-3 below:

Step 1: Pay $25 Credential Evaluation and Services fee. If you have any questions regarding the $25 fee, please contact the Credential Center prior to payment, as this fee is non-refundable.

Step 2: Gather required documents (see appropriate information sheet above). Please make sure to title each document clearly with your name, campus ID, and description. For example: LastName_CampusID_Payment Receipt

Step 3: Complete the appropriate online form below (and upload documents) for the authorization or credential you are completing: