Child Development Permit

Apply for your Child Development Permit

Why process your permit through Saddleback CDE Department?

The Saddleback CDE Department is approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to process Child Development Permit Applications. The CDE Department also works with the Child Development Training Consortium which pays for the cost of the permit and reimburses for live scan and permit renewals. 

To utilize the fast-tracked process and have your permit paid for with CDTC funds, you must submit your paperwork through Saddleback CDE Department. Directions are below.

CDTC Permit Funding is closed until Fall. Check back beginning in September for Fall 2021 submission deadlines.

You can still submit permit applications directly to CTC with payment in the meantime. 

CTC Apply for a Permit

While waiting for the next funding cycle, you can use the information below to see the level you are qualified for or the courses you still need to take.

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1: Determine the Child Development Permit level you qualify for

There are two pathways to qualify for a Permit. Choose the best match for you:

  • Option 1 for candidates who have work experience in early childhood settings
  • Option 2 for candidates who have an AA/AS, BA/BS, MA/MS or Teaching or Administrative Credential

Next, identify the level you qualify for

If your degree was not obtained in the United States, you must have it evaluated by one of these agencies: Foreign Transcript Evaluation Agencies



View and Print your Permit Online 

Approximately 6-8 weeks after submission you can start checking on your permit status.

The Commission on Teacher Credentialing (Commission) will only provide credentials, certificates, and permits through an online view and print process. The Commission will no longer print and mail these documents; they will be available online to colleges, universities, employers and the document holder within 48 hours of issuance. At that time, a document may be printed from the Commission's website. To check on your permit status, click on the link below and create a (free) educator profile with a login.

Check on your own Permit Status

Search for anyone's list of permits and credentials

Additional Resources


LiveScan Locations

Fingerprint Clearance Information


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