Application Information

California State University, Fullerton Applicants


To obtain your credential application please visit the Credential Preparation Center located in College Park, Suite 740 or contact our office at (657) 278-3205.


California State University, Fullerton charges a $25.00 fee for all credential applications processed through our office. You may submit a personal check, cashier’s check or money order made payable to CSUF.

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing fee is not payable at the time your application is submitted to the Credential Preparation Center. Once the Credential Preparation Center has confirmed that you have met all the credential requirements, you will receive an e-mail from CTC who will then instruct you to complete the credential application online and submit your CTC payment (paid with either Visa or Master credit or debit card) through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing’s secure website. There is an additional $2.50 fee for all online applications through CTC.

Application Process

You will need to provide the Credential Preparation Center with the Credential Application Information Card, a processing fee of $25.00 and all missing documents. Please refer to your first semester evaluation (if applicable) which indicates the supporting documentation needed. All documents must be official. No unofficial documents or test results will be accepted.

The online application recommendation is a two-step process. Once California State University, Fullerton submits the necessary data to recommend you for a credential, an e-mail will be sent to you informing you of the availability of the recommendation and instructions on completing the online portion of the application and submitting payment. As soon as you complete the above tasks, an e-mail will be sent to you verifying the submission of the application and credential recommendation. Please be advised that you will not receive a confirmation letter from California State University, Fullerton. Your credential document should be posted on the CTC website within 5-10 business days of payment submission. If you have any questions during the online application process please e-mail CTC at


Please provide official transcripts with your credential application for any coursework taken outside of California State University, Fullerton unless previously submitted to Admission to Teacher Education or the Credential Preparation Center.

Check your application status through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing website

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Page updated: May 25, 2017