Credential Requirements



You may apply for the credential only after completing these requirements. 

Keep in mind that you must satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement in order to obtain the PPSC. The Credential Analyst’s Office at Sacramento State cannot process your credential application without this. Please find additional resources for options to meet the Basic Skills Requirement at the CTC website.

Please note: Students are required to find their own placements if they have not completed their fieldwork hours. We do not assist with finding fieldwork placements.

Credential Processing

The PPS credential process takes at least three weeks. Once your completed packet is received, the program coordinator will then obtain approval from the Division of Social Work for you to apply for the clear credential.

Once approved, the program coordinator will send all required documentation to Sacramento State’s Credentials Office. The Credentials Office will process your application for completeness and accuracy. They will go online and recommend you to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for the clear credential.

You will then receive an email from the CTC requesting payment for the clear credential. It takes approximately 7-10 business days after you have been recommended to receive your credential online. You may check on the status of your clear credential on the CTC website.