Preliminary Credentials

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Refers to Ryan Credentials valid for five years, issued to California-trained individuals who have a bachelor's degree, teacher preparation program including student teaching, CBEST, and subject-matter competence. Additional academic requirements must be completed to qualify for the Professional Clear Credential. Out-of-state applicants who have not completed subject matter competence may be issued a one or two-year preliminary credential. A preliminary credential has the same authorization as the clear or professional clear credential.