In accordance with California state law and Education code, all teaching credential applicants must go through a background check. All applicants must apply for a Certificate of Clearance with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) OR submit proof of prior completion of the clearance. Acceptable documentation in lieu of a Certificate of Clearance include valid credentials or permits issued by the CTC, including substitute, pre-intern, clear or preliminary, or Child Development permits. District or other job related clearance is not acceptable. Submit a photocopy of the document or a print-out from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. For instructions on applying for the Certificate of Clearance refer to the Special Education Programs General Information packet.