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Credential Application Process

Once all credential coursework and requirements have been completed, you may apply for your credential.  Credential applications are evaluated and processed at the Bakersfield Campus and then submitted to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for final issuance.
Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.  Processing time is approximately 2 – 4 weeks.

1. Application forms and complete instructions are available in the link below.

2. Complete and print out all application forms. Return the completed application materials to the Credentials Office at either the Bakersfield or Antelope Valley Campus.  You may also mail your application to:

California State University, Bakersfield
Credentials Office
School of Social Sciences and Education
22 EDUC/155
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield CA  93311-1022

3. Include any additional documentation not previously submitted.

4. It is recommended that you make a copy of your application documents for your records.

View and complete the credential application here.