Credential Office

  • Credential Office Staff Outside Fountain

    Welcome to the Credential Office

  • Front of Education Building
  • Education Building - Cleary Court

    Taking pride in assisting you

Program Completion Process

Applying for your Credential Document

The Credential Request form initiates the application for your credential document.

We encourage you to submit a Credential Request at the beginning of your final semester in the program, as soon as CSUN coursework in progress is all you have left to complete.  (Any additional requirements such as RICA, CPR, U.S. Constitution and approved coursework taken at an institution other than CSUN must already have been completed prior to submission of the Credential Request.)  To ensure timely processing please submit the request as early as possible.  Read the instructions to the Credential Request form carefully and be sure to attach any necessary documentation.

Upon receipt of your request, a Credential Analyst will process your paperwork making sure that everything is in order.  Your request will be held until the end of the semester for a final check once grades have posted.  You will be kept informed of your status all throughout the process via email. 

As soon as it is determined that all requirements have been met, a Credential Analyst will complete the CTC online recommendation for your credential document. 

Once the credential has been recommended you will receive an email from the CTC requesting that you complete the application process and pay the required fee.  Detailed information regarding the online process can be found here

Credential Request Form and Instructions

Next Steps Presentation

For Preliminary Multiple Subject, Single Subject and Education Specialist Credential Candidates 

At this time we invite you to read through our Next Steps Presentation.  The presentation contains information regarding applying for your preliminary credential document, earning your clear credential, advanced degree opportunities, obtaining added authorizations,  the employment search and more.

Next Steps Presentation - Multiple and Single Subject

Next Steps Presentation - Education Specialist