Clear Administrative Credential Program (CACP)

Our program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as a Professional Preparation Program for the Clear Administrative Services Credential. In partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), we provide a high-quality, two-year induction program for beginning administrators. Credential candidates expand and deepen their leadership knowledge, skills, and behaviors through individualized, job-embedded induction. Upon completion of the two-year program, candidates will be recommended for the Clear Administrative Services Credential.

Two-Year Program highlights include:

  • One-on-one coaching by an experienced administrator and certified leadership coach. (40 hours per year)
  • Engaging in self-selected professional learning guided by the candidate's work setting and individualized goals. (20 hours per year)
  • Using reflective practices to develop leadership knowledge and skills in relation to the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSELs).
  • Completing a portfolio based on an Individual Induction Plan, including goals, actions, and outcomes.

Who Should Participate?

Any administrator who holds a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and is currently employed in an administrative position is eligible.

How do you enroll?

There are two enrollment windows and cohorts each year.

  • Fall Window: The fall enrollment window is April 1 - August 1
  • Winter Window: The winter enrollment window is September 1 - December 15

What are the program fees?

There are two sets of annual fees associated with the program - a program fee and a leadership program coaching fee.

  1. A $1,000 annual ACSA Program Fee is paid directly to ACSA ($2,000 total).
  2. A $4,000 annual Leadership Program Coaching Fee is paid directly to CCCOE-ALP via check or credit card ($8,000 total).

The total cost of the two year program is $10,000. Check with your district regarding reimbursement options. 

Interested in learning more?
Complete our INTEREST FORM to schedule an advisement meeting.


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