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Renewing Your Credential

You can renew your credential on-line at: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing . You may renew your credential any time within the year of expiration, but please be sure to renew before the expiration date to avoid payhold.


General requirements for each of the major document types are described below and in the renewal chart following.

Life credentials were issued until September 1, 1985. Holders of General, Standard and Ryan clear credentials were eligible for life documents until that date. Life documents are not available upon initial application, but previously issued life documents continue to be valid. These documents are called "life" credentials because they are valid for the lifetime of the individuals who hold them, unless the document is revoked for cause. Therefore, there is no need to renew life credentials. If necessary, individuals who hold life documents may apply for a duplicate or change of name on the document.

Clear teaching credentials were issued until August 30, 1985. Clear service credentials (also referred to as professional service credentials) were issued until June 30, 1994. Clear designated subjects teaching credentials were issued until May 9, 1995. The term "clear" credential signifies that all education and program requirements for the credential have been met. While no course work or professional growth is required for renewal of these credentials, they must be renewed at

Professional Clear Credentials
Professional clear credentials are the documents currently issued to individuals who have met all education and program requirements for the credential being issued. Professional clear credentials replaced "clear" credentials when regulations regarding these documents were changed. Professional clear teaching credentials (multiple and single subject) were issued beginning September 1,1985. Professional clear service credentials were issued beginning July 1, 1994. Professional clear designated subjects credentials were issued beginning May 10, 1995. While no course work or professional growth is required for renewal of these credentials, they must be renewed at

Preliminary Credentials
Preliminary Credentials must be cleared through a college, BTSA/Induction Program, or District (for Preliminary credentials based on Out-of-State programs). If you are not sure how to clear your Preliminary Credential, please contact in VUSD Certificated Human Resources.

Document Type
Renewal Requirements

1. Completed Application online at  
2. Application Fee*

Professional Clear Credential
1. Completed Application online at
2. Application Fee*

Preliminary Credentials
Must be cleared through College, BTSA/IC, or District
E-mail if you have questions

*$72.00 Application Fee - payable to CCTC - by credit card

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)



Certificated Human Resources

255 W. Stanley Avenue
Ventura, California 93001
805.641.5000 x1150


Dr. Jeff Davis
Assistant Superintendent

Sherry R. Manley

Cristin Destito
Executive Assistant

Marie Corral
Credential Analyst

Carmen Delaney
Substitute Coordinator

Anna Clark
Human Resources Assistant

Nannette Pecel

Induction Coordinator 



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