Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

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How to Open a Credential File

Mail or deliver a completed Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program Application packet (including ALL of the items listed below) to the Credential Office.

Send to:

CSUN – Credential Office
18111 Nordoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8265


  1. Complete the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Application.
  2. Two letters of recommendation (You may use copies of the letters that you submitted to the ELPS Office.)
  3. Official, sealed transcripts reflecting your bachelor’s degree and all graduate work (transcripts from CSU Northridge may be unofficial).
  4. Your CBEST Verification Card or proof of passage of CSET Multiple Subject and CSET Writing.
  5. A valid copy of your Teaching (or Services) Credential – available at
  6. $50.00 money order or cashier’s check made payable to CSU Northridge (personal checks are not acceptable).