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Administrative Leadership Program
Clear Administrative Services Credential Induction Program

What is the Administrative Leadership Program (ALP)?

CCCOE-ALP is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as a Professional Preparation Program for the Clear Administrative Services Credential (formerly referred to as the Tier II Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential). In partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and New Teacher Center (NTC), CCCOE-ALP provides high-quality, researched-based professional learning and development for new leaders. Credential candidates expand and deepen their leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors through individualized, job-embedded induction.

  • Program highlights include:
  • One-on-one coaching by an experienced administrator
  • Assisting and supporting participants in their administrative roles
  • Advancing the knowledge and skills of participants in relation to the California
  • Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs)
  • Helping administrators lead, reflect, and grow capacity

Candidates complete a portfolio based on an Individualized Induction Plan, setting goals and outlining their experiences and growth as new leaders. Upon completion of the two-year program, candidates will be recommended for the Clear Administrative Services Credential.

Who Should Participate?

Any administrator with a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential who is currently employed in an administrative position is eligible to participate in the CCCOE-ALP. New administrative position hires in California are required within his/her first 120 days to enroll in a Clear Administrative Services Credential program.

The program is also open to site administrators interested in instructional leadership that includes a one-on-one coach.

What are the Program Requirements?


As of July 1, 2015, all administrators seeking to clear their preliminary credential must do so by completing a 2-year induction program. Previous programs and pathways will no longer be available.

Candidates agree to

  • Participate in two years of one-to-one coaching, 3-6 hours per month, provided by a leadership coach
  • Create an Individualized Induction Plan based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELS)
  • Participate in local Leadership Institutes each year
  • Engage in professional networking

Program Application and Registration

Cost: $3,500 per year CCCOE-ALP for 2 years plus $1,000 per year to ACSA/CACP (Clear Administrative Credential Program)

Note: Registration in the ACSA /CACP program must be completed in addition to registration in this coaching program. The total cost for the two-year program is $9,000.

To apply for our local program:

  • Submit the CL-777 Employment Verification Form via email to
  • Complete the online application or click the Register button below. On the application, please select Contra Costa COE as your Local Program.



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Page updated on: September 28, 2015

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