This credential is issued to someone who has acquired his or her Preliminary Credential and has completed other requirements stated on that credential. This credential allows a person to teach for five years before other requirements must be met. However, new teachers with Professional Clear Credentials are normally issued probationary contracts unless they are teaching in an one-year assignment. Again teachers with Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credentials or Special Education Credentials are issued probationary contracts even if they are assigned to a one-year only assignment. Renewal of the Professional Clear Multiple Subject Credential requires the completion of 150 hours of university classes or approved workshops, conferences, projects etc. every five years. Under current regulations of the CCTC, these renewals are required until the teacher retires or leaves the system.
The a bove information is subject to changes in California State Law or in the regulations of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Note: Carefully read the front and back of your credential for important information about the type of credential you have, renewal requirements, and expiration. You are responsible for meeting renewal requirements six months prior to expiration.
For more information seeCalifornia Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.