CA Regular Education Teaching Credential Application Information and Instructions - Approved

California Multiple Subject and Single Subject Certification Application Information and Instructions - Approved Pathway

Note: To be eligible for recommendation by the Certification Office, students completing a Bachelor’s degree or a post baccalaureate certification program must graduate and have their degree posted to their WGU transcript. Students who are pursuing a Master of Arts inTeaching degree must have marks of "passed” on their Degree Plan for all teacher preparation assessments, including any WGU Praxis program requirement and all state required exams.

All CSET exams must be fewer than 10 years old upon application for licensure in California.

Step 1: WGU must have all required application documents on file:


1) Copies of your official score reports for the CBEST, CSET, and RICA (for the Multiple Subjects credential) exams. Send all score reports to

2) An eligible California background check.

3) edTPA/CalTPA scores.

4) Completion of the US Constitution requirement.

5) Completion of an American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR course.


If WGU has not yet received verification of passage of the RICA, or completion of the US Constitution Requirement or CPR course requirment, submit the related documentation to You must also send your RICA score reports to

Step 2: Email to request recommendation for your credential. Masters of Arts in Teaching students should contact after completion dates are posted to their Degree Plan for all teacher preparation coursework included in their program.

Step 3: Once the Teacher Licensure Office verifies that you have met all requirements for licensure a Certification Specialist will make an online recommendation for your California teaching credential to the CTC. Please allow our office several business days to fulfill this request. 

Step 4: Once your recommendation is submitted an automatic email from the CTC will be sent to you prompting you to complete the online application form and submit the application fee.  Follow the application instructions provided in the email.


This email does not verify academic or professional fitness or eligibility for certification and should not be used as such for employment purposes. The status of your application is available to you and any potential employers directly through the Commission's website at The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing reserves the final authority to grant or deny a document. You will be notified if you are required to take additional steps to verify professional fitness eligibility.


If you qualify for issuance of the document, you will receive a subsequent email Notification of Document Issuance. This email will contain a link where the online official record of your document may be viewed by you and your potential employer.

Reference: Education Code Section 44320(d); Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 80028, 80487, and 80001.






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