Permit Information

Child Development Permit Information

Are you interested in applying for your Child Development Permit (issued by the State Commission on Teacher Credentialing)?
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Permit Levels and Applications:

If you are unsure of what permit level you qualify for, check the Permit Matrix before you begin your application process. You can also contact with questions or for Permit advising.

Applications are Now Free!

Child Development Permit Stipend Program

Child Development Permit stipend information is on the CDTC website at Select “APPLY FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT STIPEND” on the home page for instructions and application forms. Funding is limited, based on availability. For assistance email

Child Development Permit Stipend Program

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) Permit Stipend Program pays the Child Development Permit application fee to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for eligible applicants. 
The child development permit stipend is available to ALL permit levels 

Child Development Permit applications eligible for the current CTC waiver may still benefit from processing by the CDTC Stipend Program.

The CDTC reimburses $49 of live scan fees to eligible applicants, reviews all applications for completeness, and provides technical support via email for most corrections, often resulting in a smoother process for the applicant. 

If you have any questions,
please contact CDTC at

How to Submit Your Application:


You may be able to submit your child development permit application on the CDTC website at

The online permit application can be used for all types and levels of permits.

To access the link for the online application, select “APPLY FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT STIPEND”, then select “Apply for a Permit Online Here”.

The online permit application is a two-step process. After completing the online portion, follow the instructions on the “Review/Summary” tab of the application to print, complete, and mail the required documents to CDTC for processing.

Please review the “Tips for Completing the Online Application” for successful completion of the online permit application process.

The benefits of the online application are as follows:

    • Priority processing over hard-copy applications
    • Status updates in your CDTC account (e.g. when documents and e-transcripts are received, when the application is mailed to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, etc.)
    • Email updates as the application is being processed
    • Most permit application documents are pre-printed with applicant information, reducing errors
    • Only the documents required for your permit type and level will print

If you have any technical issues in submitting your online application, please contact