Guidebook for Professional Growth Planning and Documentation Revised June 2002.
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:
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.