Male teacher in a classroom with kids hugging himChild Development Permit Stipends

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) Permit Stipend Program pays the permit application fee to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for eligible applicants.

CDTC is now accepting stipend applications for the permit levels indicated below. Please read further for instructions, policies and information on how to apply.

CDTC will accept etranscripts that meet eligibility requirements (see application documents for details).

Funding is first come, first served.

Applying for a Child Development Permit Stipend

The CDTC will pay the application fee for the permits indicated below, if the applicant is eligible. Application documents can be found in the Application menu on this page. Applications include a checklist and detailed instructions; please follow the instructions carefully or view the FAQs page for answers to commonly asked questions.

  1. First Time Permits: Master Teacher, Teacher, Associate Teacher and Assistant level applicants are eligible for the stipend for first time applicants.
    • Fingerprinting fees for this level may also be reimbursed for eligible applicants. Fingerprinting fees cannot be reimbursed if the applicant has had a live scan done for CTC before. Fingerprint reimbursement requests must be accompanied by an eligible permit application.
  2. Permit Upgrades: Master Teacher, Teacher, Associate Teacher and Assistant levels are eligible for the stipend for upgrades. Active and expired permits at those levels are eligible. Applicants who currently hold a Site Supervisor permit are not eligible for the upgrade stipend.
  3. Renewals: Master Teacher, Teacher, Associate Teacher and Assistant levels are eligible for the stipend for renewals. Active and expired permits at those levels are eligible.
  4. Online Renewals: Master Teacher and Teacher level may be renewed at Applicant will need to pay the fees by debit or credit card and use the Online Renewal application to request reimbursement from CDTC for the $100 renewal fee. Site Supervisor and Program Director renewals are not currently eligible for online stipend reimbursement.

The following are NOT ELIGIBLE for the stipend: First time Site Supervisor, First time Program Director permits, Site Supervisor applicants seeking upgrades, applications sent directly to the Commission on Teacher credentialing, extensions, downgrades, and any permit levels excluded in items 1-4 above.

More questions? Please see our FAQs or Policies page.

The Child Development Permit Funds Project is available to applicants statewide and is funded by California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division.

General Child Development Permit Information

The Child Development Permit Matrix shows the levels of permits and requirements for each level. More information can be found at the  California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) website. A School-Age Emphasis authorization can be added to any level of the Child Development Permit.

Participation in the CDTC Child Development Permit Stipend Program is not required to obtain a child development permit. Individuals may apply directly to the CTC. More information can be found at When applying directly to the CTC, ALL fees are the responsibility of the permit applicant.

Printing your Permit

The CTC does not print and mail permits; credentials, certificates, and permits are only available through an online view and print process. They will be available online to colleges, universities, employers and the document holder within 48 hours of issuance. You must contact the CTC at for help with your Educator Account or printing your permit.

For technical assistance, contact