Professional Growth Advisors

Technical Assistance

Professional Growth Advisor Registry allows permit holders access to a trained advisor. The Advisor Registry tab is available in the yellow box to the right. This will assist you to locate an advisor by city, county, and/or language.

Regulations Related to Permit Renewal

To renew a Child Development Permit online (effective September 1, 2008), with the exception of the Associate Teacher, a permit holder must follow the five-year renewal cycle requirements as stated in the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s The California Professional Growth Manual for Child Development Permits. This renewal process includes the completion of 105 clock hours of professional growth activities planned in consultation with a professional growth advisor.

For each permit level except the Associate Teacher, a permit holder must do the following during the five-year renewal cycle:

  1. Obtain The California Professional Growth Manual for Child Development Permits and read the requirements. The manual is available at no cost through the Commission at www.ctc.ca.gov
  2. Meet with a professional growth advisor to develop professional growth goals and complete the Professional Growth Plan and Record. Permit holders can locate a professional growth advisor in their area on the Find an Advisor Page.
  3. Choose activities with the guidance of the professional growth advisor that fall within at least two of the Categories of Acceptable Activities to complete the required 105 clock hours of professional growth.
  4. Meet with the professional growth advisor to verify completion of the required 105 clock hours of professional growth and finalize the Professional Growth Plan and Record.
  5. Obtain a permit renewal application from the Child Development Training Consortium, (209) 572-6080.
  6. Submit the completed permit renewal application, and a photocopy of the Professional Growth Plan and Record to the Child Development Training Consortium, PO Box 3603, Modesto, CA 95352. Completed permit renewal applications should be submitted at least six months prior to expiration date of permit. The Child Development Training Consortium provides payment of application processing fees for the first three levels of the permit.
  7. Receive renewed permit and begin the renewal cycle again.

To renew the Associate Teacher Permit, the permit holder must complete an additional 15 semester units toward the Teacher Permit within the initial five-year period. During the second five-year permit period, the permit holder will be expected to complete the remaining requirements for the Teacher Permit. There is no option for a third issuance of the Associate Teacher Permit. This mandatory upgrade within ten years replaces the professional growth requirements for this level.