Credentialing Costs

KIPP LA Schools will cover the following credential-related expenses for new teachers:

Teachers with a professional-level teaching credential from a state other than California

To get started:

Application for California Teaching Credential $100
Application for Emergency CLAD Permit
(Temporary English Learner Authorization)
$100
CA Live Scan

or Out-of-State Fingerprinting

Up to $75

$49

Within the first school year:

CBEST Exam (if needed)

CBEST Test Prep

$102

Up to $150

CTEL Exam (for EL Authorization)

CTEL Test Prep

$260

Up to $300

Application for English Learner Authorization $100

Beyond the first year:

If the credential does not correspond to the subject being taught,
KIPP LA will also cover the cost to add subject matter authorization.

Application for Limited Assignment Teaching Permit

(Temporary Subject Matter Authorization)

$100
CSET Exam

CSET Test Prep

$297

Up to $250

Methodology Course $2,100
Application for Subject Matter Authorization $100

Teachers with a California Teaching Credential

Without English Learner Authorization:

Application for Emergency CLAD Permit
(Temporary English Learner Authorization)
$100
CTEL Exam

CTEL Test Prep

$260

Up to $300

Application for English Learner Authorization $100

…that does NOT match the subject being taught:

Application for Limited Assignment Teaching Permit

(Temporary Subject Matter Authorization)

$100
CSET Exam

CSET Test Prep

$297

Up to $250

Methodology Course $2,100
Application for Subject Matter Authorization $100

Teachers without a teaching credential in any state*

*must have passing CBEST scores and a Bachelor’s Degree

To get started:

Application for Short Term Staff Permit
(Teaching Authorization for 1 school year)
$100
CA Live Scan

or Out-of-State Fingerprinting

Up to $75

$49

Within the first school year:

CSET Exam
(enrollment requirement for credentialing programs)
CSET Test Prep
$297

Up to $250

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