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Teaching Credential Programs

Applying for Your Credential

CREDENTIAL PROGRAM COMPLETERS UPDATE

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. 

If you have successfully completed all coursework and other credential requirements in our Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Education Specialist credential program, and the pandemic has prevented you from completing your final TPA and/or RICA, you may now apply for your Preliminary credential.  Once hired, your TPA and/or RICA will need to be completed during your induction program to obtain your Clear credential.

Please include a written statement with your credential application explaining why you were unable to take the RICA examination.

Questions: email Sherri Nakashima, Credential Analyst at sherrin@csufresno.edu.


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, ED-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.
  • $102.50 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. 

Teacher Credential CSU Exit Survey:

Students completing the Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Education Specialist preliminary credential programs are asked to complete the CSU Exit Survey. Our Exit Survey code is: FSC.

Your feedback is valuable and will provide information to help improve our preparation programs. Please be reassured that your data will remain confidential, and that no candidate will be individually identified from the survey responses.

CalSTATE Teach Candidates: Please contact the CalSTATE TEACH office to obtain an application for your Preliminary credential, do not use the application below.

Individual Development Plan for Induction:

Submit the Individual Development Plan for Induction (IDP) to the Office of Clinical Practice by emailing ocp@csufresno.edu. Keep a copy for yourself and give a copy to your employing school district when you are enrolled in their induction program.  A copy of your IDP will also need to be submitted to the Credential Analyst when you apply for your Preliminary credential.