Steps to - Award of Credentals

Once students complete the coursework and accompanying testing necessary to fullfill their credential requirments for their specific program area, they may apply for the Award of the Credential through the Graduate College of Education's Credential Office.

Award of the Preliminary Credential & CRS Credential (Burk Hall 244)

Students work with Credential Analysts in the Credential & Graduate Service Center in Burk Hall 244, Phone: 415-405-3594, Email:, to apply for the Award of the Preliminary Education Specialist Credential, or the Clinical Rehabilitative Credential in O&M.

In addition to coursework students may also need to meet the CPR, U.S. Constitution, and RICA tests requirements, based on their credential requirements

NOTE: The Preliminary Education Specialist Credential is valid for 5 years; refer to your Prelimianry Credential document, issued through CTC, for renewal requirements. California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) issues all credentials.