Q: Do I need to report minor misdemeanors dismisses via court plea and petition for dismissal to CTC in COC application?
I am applying for a Certificate of Clearance ( a.k.a COC)through the California Teaching Comission, to start working towards a teaching credential. In their online application for the COC, I am asked to report any criminal history, even misdemeanors that have been dismissed. They also ask to include charges that may have been dropped via plea deals. Your website seems to indicate that I do not need to provide any of this information. In addition they will receive a copy of my federal and state background check results. My only history consists of minor misdemeanors that have been dismissed via plea with courts and petition for dismissal. I’m not sure how to proceed.
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