California Teacher Reciprocity Agreements

California offers individuals who have completed a teacher preparation program and have been issued a teaching certification in another state the opportunity to apply for a California teaching certification through reciprocity agreements. The exact process for certification will differ depending on the amount of professional experience you have gained and the type of certification you wish to receive. To learn more about your particular path toward certification through reciprocity, explore the information listed on the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website.

The following states are members of the NASDTEC Interstate Reciprocity Agreements and have signed a reciprocity agreement with California.

Alabama Kentucky New Jersey Tennessee
Arizona Louisiana New Mexico Texas
Colorado Maine New York Utah
Connecticut Maryland North Carolina Vermont
Delaware Massachusetts North Dakota Virginia
Florida Michigan Ohio Washington
Georgia Mississippi Oklahoma West Virginia
Hawaii Missouri Oregon Wisconsin
Idaho Montana Pennsylvania Wyoming
Illinois Nebraska Rhode Island  
Indiana Nevada South Carolina  
Kansas New Hampshire South Dakota