PPS School Counseling and School Psychology Credential Application Checklist

Congratulations on the completion of your program!

For applying for the School Counseling Credential:

  1. Log into your SMC account
  2. Go to the Degree Verification Form.
  3. Complete the form, choosing either "Counseling, Credential Only" or "Counseling -- Masters" depending on your program.
  4. You will want to choose "Counseling Credential only" if you are (a) in a credential only program; or (b) you have not finished all of your School Counseling masters requirements.
  5. Upload the required documents. 
  6. You will get confirmation emails sent to your SMC email account. You will also get confirmation emails when (1) you submit the degree verification form; (2) when the internal paperwork has been sent to your program director for signature; (3) when the recommendation has been submitted to the CTC. Please read each of these emails thoroughly as they contain pertinent information.

For applying for the School Psychology Credential:

  1. Log into your SMC account
  2. Go to the Degree Verification Form.
  3. Complete the form, choosing "Counseling -- Masters"
  4. Upload the required documents.
  5. You will get confirmation emails sent to your SMC email account. You will also get confirmation emails when (1) you submit the degree verification form; (2) when the internal paperwork has been sent to your program director for signature; (3) when the recommendation has been submitted to the CTC. Please read each of these emails thoroughly as they contain pertinent information.