Child Development Permit Stipends

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) Permit Stipend Program pays the permit application fee to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for persons seeking the Child Development Permit levels listed below (including permits with a School-Age Emphasis).

CDTC is currently accepting 2019/20 Child Development Permit and stipend application forms.

Participation in the CDTC Child Development Permit Stipend Program is not required to obtain a child development permit. Individuals may choose the following option:

  1. Apply directly to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC): To obtain forms and instructions, go to www.ctc.ca.gov. When applying directly to the CTC, ALL fees are the responsibility of the permit applicant.

Child Development Permit Funds Project

The Child Development Permit Funds Project is available to applicants statewide. The CDTC pays the permit application fee (if eligible) and Live Scan 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)
  4. Teacher Permit Online Renewal: 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: For all other Child Development Permits, go to https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/submit-paper to obtain forms and instructions.

CDTC will only pay one permit application fee per stipend applicant each program year; for a first time, renewal, or upgrade permit according to the Permit Stipend policies.

Permit extension or downgrade applications are not eligible for the CDTC Permit Stipend. Additionally, CDTC does not reimburse for payments sent directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, with the exception of the online Teacher Permit renewal.

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 (CTC) 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 will only provide credentials, certificates, and permits through an online view and print process. The CTC 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 CTC website.