Child Development Permit Stipends

CDTC is currently not accepting Child Development Permit Applications, due to fully expended funds for the 2015/16 year. If you submit an application after May 15, it will be returned.

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing is currently accepting Child Development Permit applications, however, the processing fees are the responsibility of the applicant.

Please check back August 1, 2016 regarding status of available funding.

Note: Updated 2016/17 Child Development Permit applications will be available in August (subject to funding approval). As of August 1, 2016 only current applications will be accepted. Please dispose of all outdated forms.

Child Development Permit Funds Project

The Child Development Training Consortium will pay the application and fingerprint processing fees (if applicable) for the following Child Development Permit levels including permits with a School-Age Emphasis:

  1. Assistant (first-time and renewal)
  2. Associate Teacher (first-time, upgrade and renewal)
  3. Teacher (first-time, upgrade and renewal)
  4. Upgrades from one of the three lower level permits to Master Teacher, Site Supervisor or Program Director

NOTE: Permit applicants may be served only one time each program year, and extension fee payments are not eligible.

Funding is limited. At such time it is determined that the total permit stipend budget will be expended; permits will be processed according to the following priorities on a first-come, first-serve basis:

  1. Initial (first-time) permits starting with the lowest level permit
  2. Permit renewals starting with the lowest level permit
  3. Permit upgrades starting with the lowest level eligible permit

The Permit Funds Project is funded by California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division

Child Development Permit Information

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) offers the following six levels of the Child Development Permit:

  1. Assistant
  2. Associate Teacher
  3. Teacher
  4. Master Teacher
  5. Site Supervisor
  6. Program Director

A School-Age Emphasis authorization can be added to any level of the Child Development Permit.

Important Message from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) will only provide credentials, certificates, and permits through an online view and print process. The Commission will no longer print and mail these documents; they will be available online to colleges, universities, employers and the document holder within 48 hours of issuance. At that time, a document may be printed from the Commission's website.

Online Renewal

Save Time! Receive your permit in two weeks!

CDTC will reimburse $100 of the renewal fee for Teacher Permit only (you will need to pay the fees by MasterCard or Visa debit or credit card). Follow the instructions listed on the online renewal teacher in the permit application on how to apply for the renewal online and how to be reimbursed the $100.

Online Renewal Permits offered by the Commisson on Teacher Credentialing include Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and/or Program Director permits.

Assistant and Associate Teacher Permit holders are NOT eligible to renew their permit online. These permit holders will need to mail their application to renew six months in advance of their permit expiring.