Credential Lookup


  • Anyone can search for California teacher credential information by going to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.
  • Credential holders and applicants, their recommending institutions, and their employers may check application and credential status.

    There are two ways to look up a credential:

  • By first and last name.  This information is available to the public.  Anyone can look up a teacher’s current credential(s) by using their first and last name.
  • By birth date and Social Security Number.  This option is available to an individual or school district personnel.  This search will bring up all documents ever held in California for an individual.
    It is important that employing school districts verify credentials when hiring new staff.