Applying for your Permit


Upon completion of the TPSL training, candidates will receive a Certificate of Completion from CTI. This certificate is not a valid TPSL permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), but rather a verification that the candidate has completed the required 45 hours of training.

Candidates will:

Provide their Certificate of Completion to their employing agency

Work with their employing agency to apply for a TPSL permit with CTC

Submit any required fees to CTC upon submission of permit application

Employing agencies will:

Verify completion of 45 hours of TPSL coursework

Submit application for TPSL permit to CTC 

Provide a mentor teacher (who holds a valid life or clear credential that authorizes service in the area of the TPSL holder's assignment) to provide an average of two hours per week of mentoring and/or support

Provide lesson plans to the candidate for the first four weeks of the statutory leave assignment: The mentor should assist with curriculum and lesson planning for the first four weeks of the assignment in the event that the teacher of record on leave has not developed them prior to his or her leave.

Provide training on the following topics:

Early Orientation (consisting of an early orientation to the assignment before or during the first month of service in the statutory leave assignment)

Local Context (including, but not limited to, employer-specific software or programs used for attendance, grading, and individualized education program tracking; school expectations; local educational programs). *Local context information can be included during the Early Orientation if a district chooses.

Upon completion of the TPSL training, candidates will receive a Certificate of Completion from CTI. This certificate is not a valid TPSL permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), but rather a verification that the candidate has completed the required 45 hours of training.

Candidates will:

Provide their Certificate of Completion to their employing agency

Work with their employing agency to apply for a TPSL permit with CTC

Submit any required fees to CTC upon submission of permit application

Employing agencies will:

Verify completion of 45 hours of TPSL coursework

Submit application for TPSL permit to CTC 

Provide a mentor teacher (who holds a valid life or clear credential that authorizes service in the area of the TPSL holder's assignment) to provide an average of two hours per week of mentoring and/or support

Provide lesson plans to the candidate for the first four weeks of the statutory leave assignment: The mentor should assist with curriculum and lesson planning for the first four weeks of the assignment in the event that the teacher of record on leave has not developed them prior to his or her leave.

Provide training on the following topics:

Early Orientation (consisting of an early orientation to the assignment before or during the first month of service in the statutory leave assignment)

Local Context (including, but not limited to, employer-specific software or programs used for attendance, grading, and individualized education program tracking; school expectations; local educational programs). *Local context information can be included during the Early Orientation if a district chooses.