Teacher Credentialing Memo


To:                         First time Credential Applicant

From:                   Melanie Holmes, Director Human Resources/Payroll

Re:                         Credential Packet

Attached are the necessary forms to apply for your initial (first time) California Teaching Credential:

◊             Credential Application form 41-4 (with instructions)

◊             CBEST test information for registration

◊             Substitute Teacher Application form (If you do not have work experience or references, please list Trinity County)

◊             Various payroll forms

In addition, we will need the following:

◊            Fingerprint clearance. You will need to make an appointment for fingerprints; the cost is $64.00.         Official transcripts from the University or College showing your BA/BS Degree.

◊             Proof of passage of CBEST   ( www.ctcexams.nesinc.com )

◊             Proof of clear Tuberculosis (TB) test

◊             Copy of valid California Driver’s License and Social Security Card (we will make copies).

All 30-Day Emergency Substitute Permits are submitted online by this office. The credential application (41-4) is included in your packet. Please fill out the information and return it, along with the payroll paperwork. I will then apply online for your credential, providing all requirements are met. After applying online, you will receive an email from the CTC that states you have met the requirements and will now be required to pay the $ 102.50 fee for your credential. The CTC requires a debit or credit card for payment. As soon as you have met that obligation, the CTC will notify me.

The minimum requirements for a 30-Day Emergency Substitute Permit are a BA/BS degree and passage of the CBEST test. Other credentials are available for those applicants that have completed a Teacher Preparation Program at a college or university (refer to the list of credentials on the application form).

Please complete the attached forms and bring them in for review. We will then fill out fingerprint forms.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Melanie Holmes

Trinity County Office of Education

P O Box 1256

Weaverville, CA 96093

(530) 623-2861 x 225 or



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