edTPA for California

As of August 2014, edTPA is approved for use by California Preliminary Multiple and Single Subject teacher programs as a teaching performance assessment option.


For more information about edTPA in California, visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing site at www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/TPA.html link opens in a new window.

California Induction Candidates: If you are a candidate who is in Induction at the time you complete the edTPA, please select: "California candidate enrolled in a Commission-Approved Teacher Induction Program" as your preparation program when you register. Information on induction programs can be found here: www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/teacher-induction link opens in a new window.

Guidance for Refunds Under CA SB 114

Candidates who registered for, but no longer need to take edTPA under California Senate Bill 114 link opens in a new window (Chap. 48, Stats 2023) may be eligible for a full refund of their assessment fee (also see PSA 23-05 link opens in a new window).

Candidates registered for edTPA, who have not yet submitted their assessment for scoring and are within 18 months of their edTPA registration date, are eligible for a full refund by withdrawing their registration AND contacting the Customer Contact Center to provide additional verification. On the Contact Us page, click the box "For Candidate Support" for multiple options to reach the Customer Contact Center (i.e., email, phone, live chat, and mail).

Secondary Passing Standard Approved - edTPA for California

At its December 2023 meeting, the Commission approved a secondary passing standard for the following performance assessments: CalTPA, EdSp CalTPA, and edTPA. See PSA-24-02 for more information about the secondary passing standard. opens in a new window

Your handbook selection should be aligned with your clinical experience. Please call or contact your state office of educator licensing for specific details.

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing link opens in a new window

For additional information regarding edTPA state policies, please review state participation information at edtpa.org link opens in a new window.

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