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Credential Programs

Applying for Your Credential


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic restricting access to testing, the Governor has issued an Executive Order N-66-20 temporarily suspending the final TPA and RICA examination.  This deferral ENDED June 30, 2022.

If you are applying for a Preliminary Multiple Subject or Education Specialist Credential, RICA must now be passed beginning July 1, 2022.

Questions: email Pea Vang, Credential Analyst, at

After completing your program, you will need to submit an application for your teaching or services credential to the Credential Analyst in the Kremen School, Education Room 100. Do not send the Fresno State application directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC); you must apply through Fresno State.

Current Processing Fees:

  • $25 Fresno State processing fee.
  • $102.65 CTC processing fee will be paid online by credit/debit card. This fee will be less if you hold a valid Certificate of Clearance fee credit.