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Child Development Permits

Child Development Permits are issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to authorize service to students in child development programs serving children from infancy through elementary school.

  • Assistant Teacher
  • Associate Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Master Teacher
  • Site Supervisor
  • Program Director

Child Development Permits are issued for five years and have renewal requirements listed on the online document.  Please read your document carefully so that you know what you will need to do in order to be eligible to renew or upgrade your document before it expires.  Some documents require professional growth activities in order to renew.

View or print your credential

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) provides stipends to pay for permit and fingerprint fees for individuals applying for or renewing a Child Development Permit, whether or not the individual is presently employed in a position requiring the permit. Due to budget reductions, the permits that are eligible for reimbursement will vary from year to year. Please visit the Child Development Training Consortium website for the most current information.

  • Review the qualifications matrix to determine which permit is appropriate for you
  • Complete the 41-4 application and other required forms in the CDTC packet.
  • Submit Livescan fingerprints to CTC .  You will need your fingerprint receipt in order to be reimbursed for the fee from CDTC.
  • Make an appointment to submit your paperwork – 805-782-7248

Renewing Your Child Development Permit:

Child Development Permits have renewal requirements listed on the online document. Please ensure that you have met these requirements before you apply to renew your permit.

Teacher, Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, and Program Director permits are renewable online. This is fast and easy. If you try to renew your permit online and receive an error message, contact our office at 805-782-7248 for assistance.

After you complete the online renewal, you may complete the CDTC application to apply for reimbursement of the renewal fee.

  • If you are renewing within three years of the initial issuance, please submit your original permit document with your application.
  • If your renewal requirements include additional coursework, sealed transcripts must be provided.
  • If experience is required for your renewal, the verification of experience form must be signed by your employer.
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