Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. I’ve been fingerprinted before; do I still need to be fingerprinted again?A. Yes. The law requires you to be fingerprinted by all employers. It is against the law for different agencies to share confidential fingerprint results with each other.
Q. How long does it take to get fingerprint clearance?
A. The length of time it takes for fingerprints to clear varies widely - from one day to several months - depending on the length of time it takes the Department of Justice and FBI to process them.
Q. I don’t have a teaching credential, but I want to teach. What do I need to do?
A. Per California laws, all teachers must hold a valid California teaching credential or permit. Our district lists a current California teaching credential as a requirement for all certificated job openings. You may obtain further information by contacting the CCTC at www.ctc.ca.gov.
Q. I have a credential issued from another state (other than California). What do I need to do?
A. Most out-of-state credentials qualify an applicant under AB 877 to receive a California Preliminary Credential. For further information on what is required for this process, please contact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Their phone number is (916) 445-7254 or toll free at (888) 921-2682. Their web site is located at www.ctc.ca.gov.
Q. I’m enrolled in a credentialing program to get my single-subject credential, but I’m not finished yet. Can I get hired by your district?
A. Per California laws, all teachers must hold a valid teaching credential or permit. Our district lists a current California teaching credential as a requirement for all certificated job openings. IF we do not have a qualified applicant with a valid credential, we may consider applicants who do not hold valid credentials to see if they qualify for an intern or pre-intern certificate.
Q. I’ve submitted my application through Ed-Join on-line to your district, but I did not scan my credential and other Required Materials. Is this a problem?
A. Yes. As with a hard copy application, applications need to be submitted in full. Please do not submit your application until you are fully prepared to do so with all Required Materials scanned and sent simultaneously. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Q. What if I don’t have a scanner?
A. You are able to amend your application prior to the closing deadline. A computer work station with scanner is available at our district office and various other locations, such as Fed-Ex Kinkos, Mailboxes, Etc., university career centers, and public libraries.
Q. When will my application be screened? A. Applications are screened following the closing date. Applicants are then notified via email whether or not they have been selected for an interview.
Q. If I am not selected for an interview, will I be notified?
A. Yes, those not selected for an interview will be notified via email.