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Obtaining the Professional Clear Credential

The Preliminary Credential is valid for five years from the date of issuance and is not renewable. During the first five years of teaching, teachers are expected to earn the Professional Clear Credential through a Commission-approved Professional Teacher Induction Program sponsored by a school district, county office of education, college or university, consortium, or private school.

For information on the Professional Clear credential, contact the Credential Center (ED1-42; 562/985-4109;

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