Child Development Permit Stipends

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) is now accepting Child Development Permit Applications to submit with payment on the applicant's behalf to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC).

Only forms dated on or after August 1, 2016 will be accepted. Please dispose of all outdated forms. Select application forms for Center Based or Licensed Family Child Care experience from the column to the right.

Note: The revision date is located at the bottom of the forms.

For processing purposes, only print forms on one side of the paper, do not print double sided.

Child Development Permit Funds Project

The CDTC can pay the permit application fee and LiveScan fingerprint processing reimbursement (if applicable) for the Child Development Permit levels listed below, including permits with a School-Age Emphasis.

  1. First Time Permits: Assistant, Associate Teacher, and Teacher
  2. Permit Renewals: Assistant, Associate Teacher, and Teacher (Valid and expired permits are eligible to submit for renewal)
  3. Permit Upgrade to any Higher Level Permit from these Permit Levels: Assistant, Associate Teacher, and Teacher (Valid and expired permits are eligible to submit for upgrade)

CDTC can reimburse $100 of the renewal fee for Teacher Permit only (applicant will need to pay the fees by MasterCard, Visa, debit or credit card). Follow the instructions in the Online Teacher Renewal Application for how to renew online and the reimbursement requirements.

NOTE: Permit stipend applicants may only receive one permit stipend each program year. Permit extension or downgrade fee payments and reimbursement of permit application fee sent directly to the CCTC are not eligible.

Funding is limited based on availability. 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 can reimburse $100 of the renewal fee for Teacher Permit only (applicant will need to pay the fees by MasterCard, Visa, debit or credit card). Follow the instructions in the Online Teacher Renewal Application for how to renew online and the reimbursement requirements.

Online Renewal Permits offered by the Commission 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 online. These permit holders must mail permit renewal documents. It is recommended to submit renewal documents six months in advance of permit expiration to avoid a lapse.