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Clear Administrative Credentialing Program

SBCUSD's Clear Administrative Credential Program was established in the 2017/18 school year to support our district's new administrators in their first two years as they work to clear their credential. As a local ACSA program, our credential program provides our new administrators with job-embedded coaching support from experienced principals within the district, at very low cost. Our program has 24 candidates who began in the 2017/18 school year, and an additional 18 who started in the 2018/19 school year. We look forward to having our first cohort complete the program in June 2019!

ACSA’s Clear Administrative Credential Program (CACP) is the largest provider of coaching, professional development and assessment for attaining the Clear Administrative Services Credential. Our program is grounded in the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL) and a trained leadership coach supports and guides candidates with individualized, one-on-one, job embedded coaching to support the work of a new administrator over the course of the two-year program.

New administrators must enroll in a Clear Administrative Credential Program to obtain a Clear Administrative Services Credential. ACSA has served 985 new administrators throughout ACSA’s 19 regions. Local program coordinators provide advisement; enrollment forms an online application and specific information unique to each local program.

Clear Administrative Credential Candidates benefit from the following program components:

Program Requirements

Program Benefits

  • 40 hours individualized, on-site leadership coaching
  • 20 hours of individualized Professional Development
  • Actively employed in an administrative services position
  • Highly trained, skilled, and successful Certified Leadership
  • Cohort-based collaboration with new administrators throughout California
  • Collaborative and supportive system for developing an induction plan and action